Environmentalists Urge Ontario to Be First Province to Ban BPA Products

Published: 20 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The Canadian Press reports environmentalists and parents are urging Canadian decision-makers to make Ontario the first Canadian province to “ban potentially toxic plastic baby bottles, rubber duckies and other children’s toys to reduce the chance of cancer in adulthood.” BPA is reportedly linked to cancer, reproductive problems, type 2 diabetes and learning development disorders in animal studies. According to the article, Health Canada is currently studying the impact of bisphenol A (BPA) and expects to have a report ready on how much of the chemical is used, the impact it has on human health and whether action is required, by May 2008.

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