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Government of Canada Takes Action on Another Chemical of Concern: Bisphenol A

On April 18, 2008, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, and the Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, announced that the Government is taking action to protect the health of Canadians and the environment from another chemical of concern.

Canada is the first country in the world to complete a risk assessment of bisphenol A in consultation with industry and other stakeholders, and to initiate a 60 day public comment period on whether to ban the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles which contain bisphenol A.

See below for more information on the Government’s approach to bisphenol A:

Next link will open in a new window Health Canada Responds to Concerns Raised About Bisphenol A in Canned Food

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Fact Sheet on Bisphenol A

Safety of Plastic Containers Commonly Found in the Home New

Questions and Answers on Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A technical information (Canada Gazette notice, draft screening assessment, risk management scope)

Report by the external Challenge Advisory Panel on Bisphenol A

 
Last Updated: 2008-06-05  Top
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