By Andy Benson Date: 8/18/09
BPA is Back! In 2008, Health Canada made a firm decision to ban the use of bisphenol A in a wide variety of consumer products. This decision by Health Canada had quite a domino effect, whereby companies such as Walmart, Nalgene and Toys R Us began to offer BPA-free products as a result of fear from just one study.
In late 2008, a group in the USA called the National Toxicology Project (a scientific review board affiliated with the US National Institutes of Health) made headlines when it released a statement saying that BPA "may" cause some concern as a human health risk. The statement contradicted positive safety assessments from the US Food and Drug Administration. Needless to say, these announcements caused much confusion, and plenty of consumer concern.