plastic baby bottles

Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, October 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Government of Canada led by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, newly re-elected last week, will immediately draft the world’s first regulations to prohibit the importation, sale and advertising of plastic baby bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A. The government also will take action to limit…

Bisphenol A Linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes

Bisphenol A Linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes

WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time, scientists have linked higher concentrations of the chemical bisphenol A in human urine with diagnoses of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Bisphenol A is widely used in epoxy resins lining food and beverage containers and in hard plastic baby bottles and drinking water bottles. Evidence…

Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – A harmful chemical found in 90 percent of plastic baby bottles sold in Canada leaches into the infant formula, milk or other liquids being drunk by babies, according to a new study released by Environmental Defence, a nonprofit organization based in Toronto. The chemical, bisphenol A, is…