Health Canada: BPA is safe for use in food packaging materials


Bisphenol A (BPA) is back in the news again. Health Canada recently conducted a study on BPA and pregnancy, which found that dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and young children.

The study, titled "Phthalate and bisphenol A exposure among pregnant women in Canada - Results from the MIREC study," was published in the July issue of the scientific journal Environment International. The study closely examined phthalate and Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure among pregnant Canadian women.

Health Canada called the results of the study "significant."

"They provide much-needed information on the levels of phthalates and BPA present in one of our most susceptible subpopulations, pregnant women, as well as a basis for continued monitoring," they wrote.
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