Canada declares BPA a toxic substance

October 15, 2010 2:40:11 PM PDT
Canada has declared Bisphenol-A, also called BPA, a toxic chemical.

That is now prompting calls for far reaching curbs on the industrial chemical that is used in everything from the linings of aluminum cans to bottles.

Canada also added the compound to a list of substances deemed potentially harmful to health or the environment.

BPA has been shown to disrupt the hormone systems of animals and is under review in the United States and Europe.

A spokesman with the American Chemistry Council says Canada's move is unwarranted and will unnecessarily confuse and alarm the public.


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