July 13, 2009

Updates on BPA and pthalates

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) send me some updates about bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates last week.

With regards to BPA, the ACC said that a new data from Health Canada confirmed the safety level of the chemical in bottled water, baby food and infant formula, and that they are said to be extremely low.
"These new government data confirm Health Canada's previous conclusion that exposure to BPA through food packaging uses is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and young children." - ACC
The ACC said an adult would have to drink approximately 1,000 liters (or 264 gallons) of water from polycarbonate water cooler bottles every day to approach the BPA intake limit established in Canada.

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