BPA is considered toxic in Canada. Environment Canada, a government agency similar to the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency, revealed plans to add bisphenol-A to its list of toxic substances last week.

Our own government agencies haven’t made any similar declarations — but the fight against BPA is growing. Linked to everything from cancer to sexual dysfunction, BPA was named and shamed as a troublesome chemical by the President’s Cancer Panel in March, and even the Food and Drug Administration advised people to decrease their exposure to the chemical in January.

In the meantime, it’s up to you to try to reduce the amount of BPA in your life — not so easy, since BPA is in most canned food, many plastic containers, and even cash register receipts! Take a step toward BPA freedom by taking a few easy steps to ban cans from your life.

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