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Canada tracks BPA exposure, studies suggest BPA exposure early in life can affect neural development and behavior - Reuters (article link)

Studies suggesting that low exposure levels early in life can affect neural development and behavior prompted Canada to announce plans to ban its use in baby bottles. Some consumer groups, citing research linking it to cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease, want restrictions to be wider than that.

- Statscan report found a mean concentration of 1.16 micrograms per liter in the urine of Canadians tested.
- Teenagers had the highest concentrations of BPA, while children between 6 and 11 had higher concentrations then adults over 40.
- "Cash register receipts are slathered in this stuff...and you absorb it through your skin," advocacy group Environmental Defense.

BPA is used in plastic bottles and as a coating for everything from shopping receipts to a lining for cans of foods, but it also has many other uses.


Canada tracks BPA exposure, finds in most people
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67F4NW20100816

(Reuters) - Bisphenol A, a widely used chemical that Canada is banning from baby bottles, is present in the bodies of 91 percent of Canadians, according to a report that shows just how prevalent the controversial chemical is in daily life.