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On Tuesday the first consumer class action litigation was
filed against Nalge Nunc International Corp, alleging that the company knew
about the dangers of Bisphenol A or BPA but continued to produce their popular
sports bottles with the toxic ingredient. Studies have linked BPA to hormone disruptions, infertility, early puberty, and cancer. 


Last week Canadian authorities moved to ban baby bottles
containing BPA due to safety concerns. Unites States officials also have
expressed concern in recent weeks. Retail giant Wal-Mart announced this week
that they will be immediately removing all bottles containing BPA from their
shelves in Canada, and will be phasing out the products over the next year in
the U.S.


The lawsuit was brought by Lani Felix-Lozano, who said she
bought the company’s reusable beverage containers for herself and her two
daughters, now ages 11 and 13, for several years.


The lawsuit does not specify the ailments suffered as a
result of the BPA products and specific damages are not outlined. Some
scientists and industry groups have defended the safety of BPA, claiming that
there is no conclusive evidence that BPA exposure at low levels.

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