The impact of environmental chemicals on the developing foetus still isn’t answered by the BPA bottle bans in Canada and the EU – 

RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—As U.S. government agencies disagree over the health risks associated with the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, Health Canada (Canada’s equivalent of the United States’ Food and Drug Administration, aka FDA) made its mark as it made Canada the first country to declare BPA a toxic health hazard. It even initiated a nationwide ban on using BPA in baby bottles, and the European Union will follow suit next month. But the problem is, one of the groups most vulnerable to BPA won’t be protected by a BPA ban in baby bottles. “The human fetus is not being exposed to BPA from baby bottles,” explains Laura Vandenberg, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology at Tufts University in Boston. “Exposure comes from what Mom’s consuming.”

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