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Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to make a hard, clear plastic known as polycarbonate, which is used in many consumer products, including reusable water bottles and baby bottles. Bisphenol A is also found in epoxy resins, which act as a protective lining on the inside of metal-based food and beverage cans.
Canada is the first country in the world to take action on bisphenol A, thanks to our Chemicals Management Plan. This Plan was introduced in 2006 to review the safety of widely-used chemicals that have been in the marketplace for many years, and to update our knowledge and understanding of these chemicals.
The Risk Management Action Milestones table outlines the status of risk management actions proposed for bisphenol A, which has met the criteria of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. These proposed risk management actions were published in the risk management approach document. For the complete wording of these proposed actions, please refer to the Proposed Risk Management Approach for bisphenol A.