Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Conservatives selling bisphenol A product?

every now and again i like to take a look at each of the national party's websites. while on the conservative website i checked out their online "swag" shop.   during my random browsing i noticed that they were selling a product that looks very much like an polycarbonate water bottles (nalgene bottles) that were pulled by sporting good chain mountain equipment co-op and recently cited as a health risk by conservative ministers tony clement and john baird.  so heck why beat around the bush... in the press release from these two ministers:

"health canada's screening assessment of bisphenol A primarily focused on its impacts of newborns and infants up to 18 months of age; however, health risks for canadians of all ages were considered in the screening."

the question that now remains:  

"are the conservatives selling a product which they are aiming to ban due to health concerns?"