Canada Declares Bisphenol A Toxic

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It’s Official: Canada Declares Bisphenol A Toxic : TreeHugger
Canadian Health Minister Tony Clement (pictured left) announced yesterday that Bisphenol A would be listed as a toxic substance and banned the use of polycarbonate plastic baby bottles. His Ministry will also tell baby food manufacturers to get it out of the linings of infant formula cans.

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Nalgene to stop making bottles with BPA – Breaking News – World – Breaking News
Hard-plastic Nalgene water bottles made with bisphenol A will be pulled from stores over the next few months because of growing consumer concern over whether the chemical poses a health risk.

And this on the Nalgene web site:

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (April 18, 2008) – In response to consumer demand, Nalgene® will phase out production of its Outdoor line of polycarbonate containers that include the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) over the next several months, it announced today. Nalgene’s existing product mix, including the recently launched Everyday line, already features a number of containers made from materials that do not contain BPA.

While plastics containing Bisphenol A are nasty in water-bottles, it is really awful in baby-bottles which are regularly cleaned with hot water. For plastic-bottle alternatives you can follow some of the above links. I have been using Kleen Kanteen stainless steel bottles for years and SIGG makes nice bottles as well.

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