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Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been the subject of much recent controversy due to reports that it can cause birth defects, impaired sugar control as well as other health problems in rodents.  Bisphenol A is a synthetic organic compound that exhibits estrogenic effects.  Every year, over 22 billion tons are produced and used primarily to make plastics.  BPA can be found in baby bottles, food can linings, dental sealants and much more.  On September 23rd, 2010, Canada became the first country to officially declare bisphenol A as a toxic substance.  This is an administrative move that allows for future regulatory action should this be deemed necessary.  There are no current plans to restrict the use of BPA other than in the production of baby bottles.

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