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!
Mookie blogged today about his adorable son, Mini Mookie, and one of his first lessons about money.
(I’ll wait while you go click the link and read his post.)
Good, you’re back…isn’t he the sweetest kid!?! Mini Mookie and Munchkin will get to go to school together, which is very neat. But back to the topic at hand…
This post made me think of one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite writers, Shel Silverstien. Hope you like it too….
My dad gave me one dollar bill
‘Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one!
And then i took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes-i guess he don’t know
that three is mroe than two!
Just them, along came old blind Bates
And just ’cause he can’t see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And i took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
and the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And then i went and showed my dad,
and he go red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head-
Too proud of me to speak!
Today is Lea’s birthday so go give her some birthday wishes! Oh and she’s a contestant in Media Idol!
“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….