Canada to ban polycarbonate bottles using BPA

October 22: The Canadian government is going ahead with a ban on the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles that contain bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical that is also used in the manufacture of epoxy phenolic can coatings.
The move is part of a process that started last year.
It is the first time that a national government has taken action to control the use of BPA which has been the focus of criticism from groups who say that it could present health problems for mothers and children.
This is despite its scientists finding that exposure levels were not a risk to the health of infants. Health Canada also announced that the use of BPA for making epoxy resin can coatings presents no risk to consumers.

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