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Health Canada: BPA Levels in Baby Food and Bottled Water Are Considered Safe

10:01 AM MDT | July 10, 2009 | Kara Sissell

A study by Health Canada (Ottawa) has found found that levels of bisphenol a (BPA) in baby food sold in jars with metal lids are not high enough to cause harm to humans, including infants. When detected in jarred baby food, BPA levels were between 0.19 parts per billion (ppb) to 7.22 ppb, which is well under the migration limit of 600 ppb, officials say. The agency also tested for BPA in powdered baby formula and found no evidence of BPA in those products. In bottled water, Health Canada detected low levels of BPA in bottles made from polycarbonate, but those...

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