10/14/2010 10:20 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Canada: BPA Officially Listed As Toxic, First Nation To Do So With Bisphenol A

Effective immediately, the chemical Bisphenol A is officially considered toxic in Canada. BPA, as you're likely aware, is a chemical commonly found in plastics, food cans, water bottles, and paper receipts. BPA mimics the hormone estrogen and has been linked to a number of severe health woes, including breast cancer and early puberty in women.