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Stores to Pull Bisphenol A Baby Bottles

Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, CVS to Phase Out Baby Bottles Containing the Chemical Bisphenol A

Retailers Reconsider Bisphenol A continued...

These decisions come in the wake of the Canadian government's recent bisphenol A risk assessment, which mainly focused on babies up to 18 months of age who are fed through polycarbonate bottles exposed to high temperatures.

The Canadian government concluded that bisphenol A exposure for those babies is "below levels that may pose a risk," but "to be prudent," Canada proposes banning bisphenol A in polycarbonate baby bottles and taking other steps to reduce bisphenol A exposure in babies.

In response, the American Chemistry Council says that it respects Canada's decision but that Canada's move isn't based on science. The council also says it has asked the FDA to "re-review the safety of bisphenol A for additional reassurance to the public on the safety of consumer products."

(Are you worried about chemicals in your plastic bottles? Join the discussion on WebMD's Health Cafe message board.)

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