canadian retail chain pulls plastic water bottles
Canada\'s largest outdoor sport
Due to concerns that chemical double phenol A has something to do with cancer and animal reproductive issues, the commodity chain has removed water bottles and food containers made of polyester plastic from the shelves. Vancouver-
Mountain-based equipment company
The Op became the first major retailer in Canada to stop selling products containing biphenol A because of concerns that the chemical would leak out of plastic food and water containers.
\"There is currently uncertainty around the uncertainty of the science and regulatory uncertainty of the double phenolA (BPA)
The company said in a statement.
\"For these reasons, MEC has stopped selling polycarbonate water bottles and food containers until the Canadian government provides guidance on the health risks posed by BPA.
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Headquartered in Batagonia, the product was abandoned due to health problems.
This chemical can simulate the role of estrogen in cells, but it has been controversial.
Some researchers and environmental activists in North America have shown that it can cause multiple types of cancer and can also cause damage to animal development, nerves, behavior and reproduction.
Industry insiders quoted US government agencies as saying the products were not dangerous. S.
The Food and Drug Administration says food and beverage containers made of polycarbonate do not pose a risk to human health.
\"A chemical rarely becomes the subject of such intense scientific testing and scrutiny, and nonetheless, important institutions around the globe still agree that a polycarbonate bottle will not pose a danger to humans, tom Cummins, spokesman for the nagene and Nunc brand products, said the product produces a popular nagene polycarbonate water bottle. Besides hard-
Plastic water bottles, double phenol A are also used for lining some baby bottles and some food cans, including most major brands of infant formula milk powder, according to A study
This week by the Canadian Environmental Protection Agency and Washington-
Headquartered in the Environment Working Group.
\"After research, we found that this chemical is toxic. . .
\"There are safe and available alternatives at affordable prices,\" said Aaron Freeman, director of environmental protection policy in Canada . \".
Health Canada declined to comment until the initial results of the chemical impact assessment are released next spring.
\"We are doing as much research as we can to make a very scientific study --
Health Canada spokesman Joey Laswell said.
Norway and the European Union are also reviewing the product.
Five to six years ago, Japanese manufacturers decided to voluntarily halt the production of products using polyester plastics.