Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire and Catherine Bertram, Esquire
Canada has restricted the production of plastic baby-bottles, containers, and cups manufactured with a chemical that some experts say cause a serious health threat. The chemical is known as BPA, or bisphenol-A, and many states are now poised to follow the lead of Suffolk County, New York and invoke bans here in America, according to a recent report at Forbes.com.
Although the US Food and Drug Administration and the Eurpopean Union both say the chemical is safe, many experts disagree. The report indicates that some scientists believe that BPA is a toxin and that animal studies "have linked BPA with breast, prostate and reproductive system abnormalities and some cancers." Some stores have phased-out the sale of products containing BPA, but most have not.
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