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

  1. January 12, 2012
  2. July 2011
  3. 2011
    Web page
  4. October 2010
    Position Paper
  5. May 2010
  6. 2010
    Web page
  7. March 2010
    Fact Sheet
  8. March 2010
    Fact Sheet
  9. November 27, 2009
    Summary, Background information
  10. 2009
  11. March 2009
    Action Alert
  12. 2009
    Web page
  13. September 18, 2008
  14. September 2008
    Fact Sheet
  15. June 2008
  16. June 2008
    Fact Sheet
  17. June 2008
    Fact Sheet
  18. 2008
    Web page, Video
  19. April 2008
    Fact Sheet
  20. 2008
    Web page, Video
  21. February 2008
  22. 2007
    Web page
  23. August 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

BPA In the News

Jan 04, 2012

Special to Globe and Mail Update

Mar 30, 2011

Groundbreaking human study finds removing certain food packaging from diet reduces BPA levels by 60 percent

Nov 01, 2010

Scientific evidence links low doses to cancer, diabetes, obesity, and adverse effects on reproduction and brain development

May 19, 2010

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.

May 18, 2010

Groups call on government to ban use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers

Dec 15, 2008

Health and environmental organizations from across the country claim federal proposals will result in ongoing human exposure and environmental damage

Dec 15, 2008
Apr 21, 2008
Federal government decision will set international precedent
Dec 07, 2007
Country's largest specialty outdoor-goods retailer cites concern over possible health risks
Dec 05, 2007
All major North American manufacturers admit use of plastic’s chemical
Sep 06, 2007

Advice to Parents prepared by the Canadian Environmental Law Association