And thanks to NAFTA, soon Americans will, too, Bisphenol-A policies set right there in Ottawa, which polycarbonate gear manufacturers who treat the US and Canada as one market will have to adhere to.
As a couple of Canadian types have pointed out, Health Canada is set to declare BPA to be "toxic," which will trigger a 2-year process of debate, research, and rulemaking that could end in a partial or total ban of the substance in certain human applications.
My favorite quote from the NY Times report, besides, the professor who said, "If I was a fish and there was bisphenol-a in the water, I’d be concerned. If I was a fetus and my mother was using a plastic water bottle, I wouldn’t be bothered." is this:
A spokeswoman for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association referred a request for comment to the American Chemistry Council in Arlington, Va.
Canada first to label bisphenol A as officially dangerous | Would pave way for a federal ban [globe and mail via dt reader melanie]
Canada Likely to Label Plastic Ingredient ‘Toxic’ [nyt]