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BPA declared toxic by Canada


October 14, 2010
By CBC News

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BPA declared toxic by Canada

Bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some hard plastic containers and toys, has formally been declared a toxic substance by Canadian authorities.

Can Food 
BPA is found in some food cans
and plastic containers. 
Jim Young/Reuters


 

Oct. 14, 2010 – Bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some hard plastic containers and toys, has formally been declared a toxic substance by Canadian authorities.

The federal government added BPA to Canada's toxic substances list on Wednesday.

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"We are continuing our leadership on this issue and Canadians can rest assured that we are working hard to monitor and manage bisphenol A," Environment Minister Jim Prentice said in a statement.

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