Canada's news media is reporting today that the federal government there is set to add bisphenol A to its list of "toxic substances" tomorrow. According to this Toronto Globe and Mail report, the move will make Canada " the first country in the world to take such aggressive action against the controversial chemical." What will this mean? According to the story, "Declaring the synthetic chemical toxic opens the way for regulatory action, and the government has already announced that it wants to ban plastic baby bottles made from the chemical and work with food and packing companies to reduce the amounts leaching out of tin cans into infant formula." The decision isn't a surprise -- Health Canada and Environment Canada revealed the draft proposal back in April, which touched off a flurry of activiity. Big retailers in Canada have already stopped selling polycarbonate baby bottles. But we can expect to see another barrage of news stories this weekend as a result of the move, and increasing pressure on other governments to adopt the same strict policy.
Canada set to declare BPA 'toxic'
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