The World Health Organization has asked health experts from around the world to gather together this week in Canada for a five-day symposium to share research and studies that will help evaluate the potential risks from BPA.

The global gathering is supported by two European Food Safety Authority, Health Canada, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the US Food and Drug Administration.

The main agenda for the meeting is the transfer of BPA from cans to food and drink products. Experts will also discuss whether BPA is more harmful for pregnant women and their growing babies.  

The expert meeting will be held November 2-5 in Ottawa, Canada.