October 18: Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used in can coatings and some plastic drinks containers, has been declared ‘toxic’ by the Canadian government.

 

This is despite Health Canada stating that the current use of BPA is no threat to human health, and the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) providing a similar conclusion following an extensive study of research into the chemical.

The decision to list BPA as a toxic substance was announced last week in a government document, but there was no reference to it on the Health Canada web site.

 

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