Chemical alert on Bisphenol A

Chemical alert on Bisphenol A

CHEMICAL ALERT

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 and epoxy resins that may expose workers to BPA.

The Government of Canada is Taking Action
Canada is the first country in the world to take action on bisphenol A, thanks to the Chemicals Management Plan. This plan, introduced in 2006, was to review the safety of widely-used chemicals that have been around for many years, to update our knowledge, & understanding of these chemicals. Current advances in science now make us aware of potentially harmful effects not detected before.

The government of Canada is moving forward with legislation to ban the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles.

Bisphenol A is also found in dozens of products used in aircraft maintenance. Some of the more popular ones are:

• 5 minute epoxy resin
• Araldite products
• Akro fireguard 400s series adhesive resin / hardner
• Scotch weld
• Molykote
• Epocast products
• Dent filler resin
• Pro-seal

WHEN USING THESE OR ANY PRODUCTS ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW THE MSDS TO ENSURE YOUR HEALTH IS PROTECTED.

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