The Honourable Jim Prentice, minister of the environment, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, minister of health, took action today towards increased controls on bisphenol A, a chemical that can be harmful to human health and the environment.
Adding bisphenol A to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA 1999), enables the development of regulatory risk management measures under CEPA 1999. The Final Order adding bisphenol A to Schedule 1 was published today in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
“The government of Canada has a strong record of taking action on bisphenol A to protect the environment and health of Canadians,” said Minister Prentice. “We are continuing our leadership on this issue and Canadians can rest assured that we are working hard to monitor and manage bisphenol A.”
Source: Canadian Government
Article from FoodBev.com
Comment from H2O International SA:
More and more people throughout the world are becoming aware of the of the negative health impacts of storing food and drink in containers made from plastics that contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
As illustrated by the article above, the health issues surrounding the use of BPA containing materials are so serious that governments are starting to take action to regulate and eventually completely prohibit the use of this harmful chemical.
H2O International SA is also following suite in this progressive standpoint regarding BPA, and will soon be launching a new range of unique, stylish and modern BPA-Free reusable water bottles!
Keep a close eye on our blog to learn more about future developments regarding our exciting new range of BPA-Free water bottles!