Canada bans BPA. Why haven’t we?

Canada bans BPA. Why haven’t we?


by Tom Philpott

Hazardous chemical

Environment Canada — our northern neighbor’s version of the EPA — has officially declared bisphenol A (BPA) toxic. The ubiquitous chemical, found in the lining of nearly all cans used by the food and beverage industry, will have to be phased out in Canada.

BPA is vile stuff. Here’s how Scientific American recently described it: “In recent years dozens of scientists around the globe have linked BPA to myriad health effects in rodents: mammary and prostate cancer, genital defects in males, early onset of puberty in females, obesity, and even behavior problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

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1 Response to Canada bans BPA. Why haven’t we?

  1. Shelly Johnson says:

    Why are we using rodents in studies of a chemical that is already in widespread use by humans? Why not do studies on the effects of humans who are in contact with BPA? Animal testing, especially when it is completely unnecessary, is wrong.

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