Canada Adds BPA To List Of Toxic Substances

Law360, New York (October 13, 2010, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The Canadian government on Wednesday added bisphenol A to its list of toxic substances, paving the way for the country to use existing laws to regulate the additive, which is used in a range of consumer products and packaging but is suspected of posing health risks to humans.

The expected move was hailed by the Toronto-based environmental group Environmental Defence, which says the substance mimics the hormone estrogen and causes reproductive damage that may lead to prostate and breast cancer, among other ailments.

BPA is already...
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