Health Canada Conducts Risk Assessment of Potentially Harmful Chemical BPA

Published: 21 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the Globe and Mail, Health Canada is starting a risk assessment of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in response to fears that exposure to the chemical from consumer products may present health risks, such as breast cancer and developmental problems. BPA allegedly mimics the hormone estrogen and is used in hundreds of common plastic items ranging from baby bottles to tin cans. Traces of BPA have allegedly “been found to leach out of consumer items and can be ingested through food or beverages, raising the possibility that people are being exposed to the synthetic sex hormone.” Parents have reportedly switched to glass baby bottles in response to such worries.

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