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Canada First Nation to Declare BPA a Toxic Substance

Canada is taking an historic step by becoming the first nation to add the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to its official register of toxic substances.

BPA is the primary component in hard, clear polycarbonate plastics that are used in thousands of everyday consumer products such as baby bottles, CDs and DVDs, and the linings of food and beverage cans. Numerous studies have shown that BPA can cause or contribute to health problems ranging from heart disease and diabetes in adults to impaired brain and hormone development in children.

BPA is so pervasive, and present in so many products people use every day, that the chemical leaches into our food and water, and even permeates our skin. A report last week by Statistics Canada showed that 91 percent of people tested had BPA in their urine, with the highest concentrations found in children. Those results are consistent with previous studies conducted in the United States.

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