They say good things happen in 3’s….
“If the government issues a finding of toxic, no parent in their right mind will be using products made with this chemical,” said Rick Smith, the executive director of Environmental Defence, a Canadian group that has been campaigning against B.P.A. “We will be arguing strongly for a ban on the use of this chemical in food and beverage containers.”
From the article Canada Likely to Label Plastic Ingredient ‘Toxic’ in the New York Times
I love being ahead of the game!! I wish we had never unknowingly entered the game in the first place but hindsight is always 20/20.
And not only are consumers making the right decisions but so are retailers!!
So far the retailers who have removed BPA products from their shelves include:
It will be nice to see this list get longer and longer!
“Canada first to label bisphenol A as officially dangerous”
What a wonderful thing to read in the Globe and Mail!!
Although the government won’t announce specific bans or restrictions, the designation as dangerous could pave the way for the hormonally active chemical to be listed as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, which would allow Health Minister Tony Clement to issue specific measures to curb its use.
“Bisphenol A is in every Canadian home. It threatens the health of every Canadian. Moving against it would be a hugely significant victory for public health and the environment,” said Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence, a group that has been campaigning for a ban on the chemical from food containers.
The conclusion by Health Canada that BPA is a possible threat, expected to be announced as early as tomorrow, will amount to one of the most important regulatory decisions regarding a single chemical in decades, and will put pressure on its counterparts at both the European Union and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reconsider their approval.
“If this chemical is listed as toxic [by Health Canada], it will be an internationally significant decision,” Mr. Smith said.
Now we wait for the official announcement by Health Canada….
Since I’ve been made aware of the seriousness of bisphenol A and it’s affect on my family’s health, I’ve been doing a lot of reading.
I loved that she reviewed a wide price range of sippy cups. When I initially started the search for BPA-free bottles and sippys, I was discouraged by the price of many of them. Seeing manufacturers opening their eyes to the BPA issues is wonderful!
Now go back and click on those reviews — you’ll be glad you did!