Monday, October 20, 2008

Bisphenol A Regulations

According to a news release from Health Canada the regulations surrounding Bisphenol A will centre around infants (those under 18 months).

'The Government of Canada today announced it will immediately proceed with drafting regulations to prohibit the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles that contain bisphenol A (BPA). The Government will also take action to limit the amount of bisphenol A that is being released into the environment."

I think this is wonderful news but it's really too bad that the rest of us weren't taken into consideration. I for one am very carefully about keeping BPA away from all in my family.

The government also announced that it will spend 1.7 million on research projects. Hopefully after that amount of money a clear and decisive answer will be had. I wonder if other governments around the world are also working on similar studies and if we could not all work together. The we could use some of that money to clean up the environment. Just a thought!

"The Government has allocated an additional $1.7 million over the next three years to fund research projects on bisphenol A. This research, in addition to major studies currently underway at Health Canada and Environment Canada, will help to address key knowledge gaps in both the Canadian and international scientific community, and inform Government decision-making should further actions be required."

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bisphenol A (BPA) a toxic substance

Yesterday the federal government put forth a proposal to declare BPA a toxic substance. At this point it doesn't seem clear what the outcome of this proposal will be but officials did say,

"It is concluded that bisphenol A be considered as a substance that may be entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health..."

So let's all keep our fingers crossed and see what the outcome is, we should here more later today and we'll blog again.

If you are interested in this subject take a look at our ebulletins on Plastic Water Bottles and Plastics - BPA


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cold weather and our skin

Fall is here and with the colder weather comes for many of us dryer skin. For me the second the humidity ends (even before the furnace is on) my skin becomes dry - that lovely stretched itchy feeling - love it!

If you also have dry skin and need to purchase new lotion and want to try something more natural take a look at our skin care product reviews.

You may also want to read over our ebulletin on face lotions (same really goes for any lotion).

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