RCEN E-Bulletin: December 17, 2008

Canadian Environmental Network

Network News — December 17th, 2008

NGOs Urging Strong Precautionary Approach for Bisphenol A

In a Consolidated NGO Report submitted today, health and environmental NGOs are urging the Government of Canada to go further than banning baby bottles containing Bisphenol A (BPA).

Participants in the RCEN-coordinated Chemicals Management Plan’s Capacity Building Project are calling on the Government to take a strong precautionary risk management approach toward the elimination of the use of BPA. The groups are drawing attention to research that found BPA can accumulate in the womb, exposing the foetus to levels five times higher than maternal levels.

Please read this week’s Action Alert for details on how your organization can support this submission.

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