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Canada Becomes First Country to Ban Toxic BPA
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On August 27, 2010 @ 3:16 pm In Design,Design for Health,Green Materials,Innovation | 1 Comment
Photo by Steven Depolo 
As avid Inhabitat readers know , BPA  is a nasty substance. The organic compound, found in everything from reusable water bottles  to soup cans , is thought to cause both hormonal and neurological issues. But the anti-BPA movement is growing strong — so strong, in fact, that Canada just moved to ban the substance altogether.
Canada banned BPA -containing plastic baby bottles in 2008, but the new move will see BPA removed from all products on store shelves. As a result, Canada will become the first country in the world to declare BPA as a toxic substance. There’s no word on when the ban will take effect, but the North American chemical industry  is reportedly  angry with Environment Canada’s decision to abolish the stuff.
Even though the U.S. hasn’t made any moves to ban BPA  outright, the Canadian ban could reverberate across the border — and that’s a good thing for anyone concerned about their health.
Via Grist 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/can-by-Steven-Depolo.jpg
 Steven Depolo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/3511460735/
 know: http://www.google.com/url?url=http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/14/fungi-could-break-down-toxic-bpa/&rct=j&sa=X&ei=zgl4TIeMMcG88gbxlKicBg&ved=0CB0QzgQoATAA&q=bpa+inhabitat&usg=AFQjCNG-YHOyiWATvggYcYMHdfQtiX4rMg&cad=rja
 BPA: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitat.com%2F2010%2F08%2F03%2Fsexy-bpa-free-bottle-screws-apart-for-easy-cleanup%2F&rct=j&q=bpa%20inhabitat&ei=zgl4TIeMMcG88gbxlKicBg&usg=AFQjCNEHlZLeO1NXRZFTWJW-zrlKJrH0Sg&cad=rja
 reusable water bottles: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/08/22/sigg-scandal-sigg-eco-water-bottles-had-bpa-all-along/
 cans: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCEQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitots.com%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2Fstudy-shows-bpa-found-in-most-canned-foods%2F&rct=j&q=bpa%20inhabitat&ei=zgl4TIeMMcG88gbxlKicBg&usg=AFQjCNHU66Y-BJAD_AGo5Rg-yIBRo_vnJA&cad=rja
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/27/canada-becomes-first-country-to-ban-toxic-bpa/bpa-3/
 BPA: http://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/22/news-alert-sigg-water-bottles-contain-bpa/&rct=j&sa=X&ei=zgl4TIeMMcG88gbxlKicBg&ved=0CBwQzgQoADAA&q=bpa+inhabitat&usg=AFQjCNGcE8rZ0lFhB0S5WUKM23uNtL3a5Q&cad=rja
 industry: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CCkQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Finhabitat.com%2F2010%2F04%2F21%2Fcoke-cans-still-contain-bpa-shareholders-outraged%2F&rct=j&q=%20site%3Ainhabitat.com%20bpa%20inhabitat&ei=EQp4TM7dKsH98AaE_4ivBw&usg=AFQjCNE5Uf3rp0Png1LJjMeI2mCnSIbj1w&cad=rja
 reportedly: http://www.grist.org/article/food-canada-bans-BPA-why-havent-we/
 BPA: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CC0QFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitat.com%2F2010%2F08%2F02%2Fthe-vapur-water-bottle-comes-flat-foldable-and-bpa-free%2F&rct=j&q=%20site%3Ainhabitat.com%20bpa%20inhabitat&ei=EQp4TM7dKsH98AaE_4ivBw&usg=AFQjCNGubQROIWKi8Y-9IRZhZ2EK2rRmpQ&cad=rja
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