Health Canada gets it right on BPA

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651082_58530298Kudos to Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of our FDA) in spite of the fact that Canada was the first country in the world to basically prohibit the use of BPA (bisphenol A) in baby bottles, they continued to do due diligence on the substance. And then in light of later research they concluded, as quoted in the journal Plastics Today:

Based on the overall weight of evidence, Health Canada continues to conclude that dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and young children.

Of course, we at ACSH are not surprised at this conclusion, since we have been saying for years that dietary BPA poses no health risks.

ACSH s Dr. Gilbert Ross had this to say: It s of some comfort to those of us in the sound science game to see yet another in a litany of valid scientific perspectives on the issue of BPA s safety with respect to dietary intake (the same is true of course for other environmental exposures). With this Canadian study as well as a recent one in the US, it should be clear to everyone that the typical low exposures we all have to BPA pose no health risk whatsoever.