Risk Management Action Milestones for Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A has met the criteria of sections 64 (a) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The table below compiles the proposed risk management actions for both health and the environment and provides the current status and any updated information for these proposed actions. For the complete wording of these actions, please refer to the Proposed Risk Management Approach document for bisphenol A.

CAS No. 80-05-7
Common Name: Bisphenol A
Authority Risk Management Actions Most Recent Milestone
Hazardous Products Act Prohibit the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles that contain bisphenol A. An Order Amending Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act was published March 2010.
Food and Drugs Act (cosmetics) Addition to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist.  The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist has been amended.
Food and Drugs Act (medical devices) Survey all currently licensed Class II, III and IV medical devices that contain bisphenol A that come into contact with the patient or the patient fluids. Underway.
Food and Drugs Act (foods) Evaluation of pre-market submissions for infant formula to ensure the lowest levels of bisphenol A in the food packaging for these products. In effect as of October 2008.
Food and Drugs Act (foods) Facilitate the assessment of proposed industry alternatives to bisphenol A used in can linings. In effect as of October 2008.
Food and Drugs Act (foods) Develop stringent migration targets for bisphenol A in infant formula cans. In development.
Food and Drugs Act (foods) Support industry in the development and implementation of codes of practice to reduce, to as low as reasonably achievable, the levels of bisphenol A in existing food packaging for canned infant formula. Consultations are underway ( Health Canada - Food and Nutrition Web site).
Food and Drugs Act (foods) Exploration of establishing migration targets for bisphenol A in canned foods. In development.
Food and Drugs Act (foods) Bisphenol A will be added to the list of chemicals regularly monitored in the 2009 cycle of the  Canadian Total Diet Study (TDS). In effect as of October 2008. Will be published with the 2009 TDS results.
Food and Drugs Act (foods) Gather additional data to fill information gaps by testing a variety of foods for bisphenol A presence, including liquid and powdered infant formulas, as well as foods for infants and children aged 1-4 years. Underway. Studies are being published on Health Canada's  Food and Nutrition - Bisphenol A Web site.
CEPA 1999 Further information on human exposure will be collected through research projects, including the  Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Study and the P4 study: Plastics and personal care product use in pregnancy. Underway.
CEPA 1999 The  Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is measuring bisphenol A concentrations in Canadians. The first  Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada was released on August 16, 2010.
CEPA 1999 Further research on the mechanism of action of bisphenol A and potential fetal exposures. Underway.
CEPA 1999 Regulatory approach to minimize risks from releases of bisphenol A into the environment. A final  Pollution Prevention Planning Notice (P2 Notice) was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on April 14, 2012.
CEPA 1999 Continuation of reporting releases of bisphenol A through the National Pollutant Release Inventory. Ongoing. Data is being released on the  National Pollutant Release Inventory Web site.
CEPA 1999 Environmental monitoring of bisphenol A in wastewater, landfill leachate, wildlife, fish and receiving waters. Initiated in 2008 and is ongoing.
CEPA 1999 Bisphenol A will be included in future information gathering initiatives. In development.
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