Ottawa to ban baby bottles made with bisphenol A
The federal government announced Friday it intends to ban the import and sale of polycarbonate baby bottles containing bisphenol A, making Canada the first country in the world to limit exposure to the controversial chemical.
Health Canada began reassessing bisphenol A, along with a number of other chemicals, in November 2007. The review looked at human and animal studies around the world into how much of the chemical is leaching from consumer products, such as plastic baby bottles and water bottles.
“But the plastics industry has vigorously defended the chemical, noting that it's been widely used for 50 years.”
Hmm the plastics industry said its been around for 50 years so it must be ok for humans, hmmmmm
This got me to wondering. Hmmm, I wonder are pesticides ok to spray over our crops and our lawns. Take organophosphates for instance, the basis of many insecticides, herbicides, and Nerve Gases. They’ve been around for well over 150 years, hmm what other diseases have been around for 150 years?????
I wonder what Dow AgroSciences Canada and Friedrich Bayer Canada would have to say about that…
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