In 2010, when Canada made the decision to declare BPA toxic and ban it from baby bottles, the Canadian Health Minister stated:
"Our science indicated that bisphenol A may be harmful to both human health and the environment and we were the first country to take bold action in the interest of Canadians."
But now, that stance has been weakened by a report released this week in which Canada's Bureau of Chemical Safety ultimately deems BPA safe for use in food packaging. This report states:
"Based on the overall weight of evidence, the findings of the previous assessment remain unchanged and Health Canada's Food Directorate continues to conclude that current dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging uses is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and young children."
"To be clear, no assessment is ever 'final.' Health Canada will continue to monitor the latest information around exposure to BPA and the safety of its use as a food packaging material."
What do you think about Canada's latest stance on BPA?
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