Agencies review plastic bottles

Howell, Elizabeth
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p674
Academic Journal
The article discusses the scientific review conducted by Health Canada regarding the use of bisphenol A in food containers. It states that Health Canada is conveying a review of scientific literature to identify whether it should revise its threshold for the use of the chemical bisphenol A in food containers, specially tin can lining and reusable water bottles. fear over bisphenol A levels cued retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op to junk reusable polycarbonate plastic bottles off their shelves in December 2007. The European Union has also reported that bisphenol A causes reproductive problems. Director-general of the safe environment's program states that Health Canada's preliminary report is expected in spring 2008.


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