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Canada Declares BPA Toxic

rainbow
October 19th, 2008, 02:46 AM
YAY for Canada :thumbs up .....

http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20081017%2fbpa_toxic_081017

growler~GateKeeper
October 19th, 2008, 03:25 AM
:highfive: good news

Now for the government, manufacturers & retailers to follow through & remove all affected products from the market :fingerscr

rainbow
October 19th, 2008, 03:29 AM
We can only hope, I guess. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

TeriM
October 19th, 2008, 03:30 AM
Great news :thumbs up.

kanis
October 19th, 2008, 04:51 AM
I bought my Sigg bottle months ago when BPA was first identified as dangerous. It's kind of scary how much we consume is made of this material.

hazelrunpack
October 19th, 2008, 10:29 AM
I heard something about BPA a little while ago--I think it's being looked at here, too. We filter all our drinking and cooking water through Brita pitchers to get out the copper...but the pitchers are made of some of that hard, clear, heat-resistant plastic they mention :eek: When they remove the BPA, we may have to go out and replace our pitchers. :o

kanis
October 19th, 2008, 12:33 PM
If you want to know if it contains BPA, look on the bottom of the plastic bottle. If it has a 7 as the recycling code, it contains BPA.

hazelrunpack
October 19th, 2008, 12:58 PM
I've never been able to locate the recycling symbol on our Brita pitchers. :shrug:

rainbow
October 19th, 2008, 02:17 PM
From Canadian Living magazine's website
http://www.canadianliving.com/health/prevention/5_bpa_free_water_pitchers_and_bottles.php


Brita Water Pitchers

Brita water pitchers are a safe bet if you wish to drink filtered water at home. The company carries both pitchers and faucet-mount filters which remove chlorine, sediment and lead from your tap water, plus any unwanted flavours and odours. And, for those who are worried that Brita's plastic products are not safe, Brita's Director of Marketing Tim Pellerin guarantees its safety. "Our pitchers and filters are 100 per cent BPA-free," he says. "That was a conscious decision on Brita's part at the outset."

hazelrunpack
October 19th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Oh, excellent!! :thankyou: rainbow!! :highfive: That'll save us a pretty penny...we have 5 of them in service now! :rolleyes:

Schwinn
October 22nd, 2008, 09:57 PM
I saw an expert on BPA who stated that the "panic" was over-stated. He said the amount required to do harm was so high, it was almost impossible to have any adverse reactions to it. Another argument was BPA has been used for over 50 years. Even Health Canada seems to have doubts. Here's an article...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/health/bisphenol-a.html

Wait...I just read this part!

...report that concludes that there is some concern that fetuses, infants and children exposed to BPA may be at increased risk for early-onset puberty...

**looks at Gracie and Maddy**Okay, I'm throwing ALL THE BOTTLES OUT!! I'm not going to be able to handle normal-onset puberty, never mind early!

Seriously, I guess better safe than sorry (we did get rid of all our bottles), but most of the experts seemed to feel it was an over-reaction, in the research I've done.

Oh, and apparently the "7" doesn't necessarily mean BPA. I think all BPA bottles have the "7", but not all bottles with "7" are BPA.