"Today's confirmation of our ban on BPA in baby bottles proves that our government did the right thing in taking action to protect the health and environment for all Canadians," said a statement issued by Environment Minister John Baird.
BPA has aroused a fierce debate in medical circles with the European Union and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration saying the chemical is safe. But the FDA has constituted a panel to review the potential toxicity of the chemical.
BPA is thought to affect reproductive development and cause hormone-related problems. Many US states are considering banning the chemical in baby bottles, while some manufacturers have also started making BPA-free baby bottles.