BPA

Bisphenol A: Officially Declared a Toxic Substance in Canada

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by: Tony Isaacs
Tags: BPA, toxic chemicals, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
Inuit Elders tell NASA Earth Axis Shifted
Wild eyes and bowl cuts: Why do mass shooters always share the same hair styles and crazed zombie stares?
Genetically white woman now claims self-identify as black: If you can choose your gender, can you also choose your race? What about your species? Can a human claim to be a llama?
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Canada just became the first country in the world to declare bisphenol A (BPA) to be a toxic substance that poses risks to human health and the environment. BPA is a synthetic chemical used to make plastic drinking bottles, baby bottles and storage containers as well as the lining of food and drink cans. Currently, it is found in virtually all canned goods and most baby bottles.

BPA is known to mimic estrogen and otherwise interfere with the hormonal system, and studies have linked it to elevated risks of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. According to Yale University researcher Hugh Taylor, BPA can increase the impact of naturally occurring estrogens like those found in soy, increasing a person's risk of breast cancer and other conditions. Taylor also said that BPA can effect "epigenetic changes"; these changes modify the way that the body's genes are expressed in a way that can be passed on to an exposed person's children and grandchildren.

Studies have shown that it also affects the baby ratio and results in fewer male babies due to the estrogen mimicking qualities of BPA. Other studies have shown that prenatal exposure to BPA in plastics makes young girls aggressive.

In addition, BPA has been linked to a number of other problems: including, brain cell connection interference, increased risks of reproductive and immune system diseases and disorders, problems with liver function testing, premature puberty, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Erectile Dysfunction and male sexual problems.

Canada's announcement is the culmination of two year's deliberations and comes in spite of fierce opposition from plastic makers and the food industry, who have repeatedly given false assurances of BPA's safety. The American Chemistry Council executive director Steven Hentges said the move was "contrary to the weight of worldwide scientific evidence, unwarranted and will unnecessarily confuse and alarm the public".

Recently the European Food Safety Authority dismissed scientific concerns raised recently in scores of studies, and they said that it had found no scientific evidence that would lead it to recommend altering the tolerable daily intake of the chemical.

However, the Canadian Government disagreed and said that its actions had been based on "robust and relevant scientific evidence". Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, stated that "Our science indicated that Bisphenol A may be harmful to both human health and the environment and we were the first country to take bold action in the interest of Canadians".

In the order adding BPA to the toxic register, Health Canada identified dietary intake as the primary source of human exposure and underlined concerns regarding the link between the chemical and neurodevelopmental and behavioral effects.

Rick Smith, executive director of the Toronto advocacy group Environmental Defence, applauded Wednesday's announcement.

"It's a great victory for every mom and dad who sent a letter to their MP demanding that the federal government do a better job protecting the health of Canadians," said Smith, who noted that the toxic listing is the foundation for developing regulations to manage the risks posed by the chemical. Smith predicted that BPA will be removed from food and beverage containers in a few years.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., where only two canned goods makers do not use BPA and where the toxic substance is so ubiquitous that it is found on cash register receipts in food stores, the FDA has been dragging their feet for years. This past January, the FDA did finally admit for the first time that "some concern" exists over the chemical's effects.

BPA shows up in the urine of 93 percent of Americans, and in 90 percent of all newborns.

Sources included:

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/10/13/bp...
http://www.foodqualitynews.com/Legislation/B...
http://www.naturalnews.com/030031_BPA_canned...
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_...
http://www.curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1706...

About the author

Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group "S.A N.E.Vax. Inc" which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV vaccine dangers.
Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near Austin and San Antonio to give lectures and health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and he serves as a consultant to the "Utopia Silver Supplement Company".

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
BPA at FETCH.news
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.