Canada May Become First Country To Classify BPA Toxic

Canada is about to become the first country to declare bisphenol-a (BPA)—used in baby bottles, drink containers, and as a liner in cans—a toxic chemical, reports the New York Times. An anonymous source has said that the work by Canada’s chemical review program to list BPA as a toxic chemical “was complete and was recently endorsed by a panel of outside scientists.” The announcement is expected any time between today and the end of May.

In the U.S., the current status of BPA is “needs more research,” The American Chemistry Council says research proves “there are no serious or high-level concerns for adverse effects of bisphenol-a on human reproduction and development,” but we don’t trust any organization that has “American” and “Council” in their name.