Collection of resources on health risks and safer alternatives.
Bisphenol A is used in many consumer products including including pop cans, hard plastic food and water containers. It is also used in dental sealants. Scientific information reveals the potential for Bisphenol A to interfere with the endocrine system which may contribute to a wide range of effects on the structure and function of other body systems including impacts on the reproductive system and brain development. It is also a suspected carcinogen.
The government of Canada has declared BPA as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and banned BPA from baby bottles. Health and environmental organizations are calling for a more comprehensive set of precautionary actions in the face of uncertain but very troubling scientific evidence about the potential effects of this chemical at exposure levels that the entire population is already experiencing.
On-line Resources about Bisphenol A and Choosing Safer Alternatives
Frequently Asked Questions
BPA In the News
Special to Globe and Mail Update
Groundbreaking human study finds removing certain food packaging from diet reduces BPA levels by 60 percent
Scientific evidence links low doses to cancer, diabetes, obesity, and adverse effects on reproduction and brain development
Review by Erica Phipps published in Children, Youth and Environments Vol. 20 No. 1 (Spring 2010)
ISSN: 1546-2250 Slow Death by Rubber Duck Smith, Rick and Lourie, Bruce (2009). Canada: Alfred A. Knopf Canada; 323 pages. $32.00 (CAN). ISBN 9780307397126.
Groups call on government to ban use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers
Health and environmental organizations from across the country claim federal proposals will result in ongoing human exposure and environmental damage
Advice to Parents prepared by the Canadian Environmental Law Association