21 October 2008 20:28 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS new)--Canada, the world’s first country to list bisphenol-A (BPA) as a toxic substance and ban its use in baby bottles, keeps resisting international efforts to contain the threat of chrysotile asbestos, a known carcinogen, critics and commentators said on Tuesday and accused the government of applying a double standard.
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“That is a harsh indictment, but
In an editorial it contrasted the country’s stance on asbestos with its recent action on BPA, even though other national governments had yet to acknowledge that BPA posed a public health risk.
“This inconsistency creates the impression that
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