November 7, 2014 Feature

The latest ANTIMICROBIALS for plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Microbes may be nothing more than tiny single-celled organisms, but they’re harder to kill than Rasputin. They’re resilient enough, in fact, that scientists have revived them from fossils more than 250 million years old. They also…

June 18, 2014 News

N.S. must study health risks if fracking is approved: expert

by Canadian Plastics

A province-wide study on the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is needed if the Nova Scotia government approves the process, a new report has recommended.  

March 30, 2012 News

FDA rejects BPA ban

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will deny a petition from the National Resources Defense Council’s petition to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact products manufactured in America.

December 9, 2011 News

FDA to decide on BPA in consumer products by end of March 2012

by Canadian Plastics

As part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency has agreed to rule on whether the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) should be banned from use in food and beverage packaging.

July 15, 2011 News

Styrene a possible threat: US Dept. of Health

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added styrene to its list of chemicals and biological agents that are suspected as possible causes of cancer.

November 8, 2010 News

Five-day BPA conference wraps up in Ottawa

by Canadian Plastics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has held a five-day meeting in Ottawa to evaluate the potential risks fr…

October 13, 2010 News

BPA is toxic, Canada rules

by Canadian Plastics

Bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some hard plastic containers, bottles and toys, has officially be…

August 16, 2010 News

BPA found in most Canadians: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

About 91 per cent of Canadians have detectable levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to make some har…

June 25, 2010 News

France bans BPA in baby bottles

by Canadian Plastics

The French government has voted to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles.

May 21, 2010 News

Vermont institutes latest BPA ban

by Canadian Plastics

Vermont has become the sixth U.S. state to pass a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and spil…

February 21, 2010 News

BPA has no effects on brain development: study

by Canadian Plastics

A new industry-funded study has found no evidence of any adverse effect on brain or neurological development i…

January 4, 2010 News

Industry targeted by EPA “Chemicals of Concern” list

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing a “Chemicals of Concern” list,…

December 19, 2009 News

Canadian MP calls for BPA ban in sex toys

by Canadian Plastics

A Toronto Liberal MP is calling on the federal health minister to take steps to regulate the use of bisphenol …