Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Bisphenol A to be named a Dangerous Substance
It's about time that Health Canada made some moves to get this chemical out of plastic containers. This source says that it could pave the way for Bisphenol A to be listed as "toxic" under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The new dangerous chemical substance ( indicated by # 7 in the recycling logo at the bottom of bottles) is in a type of plastic called polycarbonates. Many plastic containers, not just bottles, have this kind of plastic. It leeches into the fluid or food particularly once it is heated, as in microwaving, and is linked to breast cancer, to attention deficit disorder, to obesity and a whole host of developmental problems. Now what other chemicals in plastic container should we be concerned with? This blog has posted more detailed information on Bisphenol A in the past year.