Canada has become the first nation to declare bisphenol-A (BPA) a toxic substance that poses risks to human beings. The decision by Health Canada added BPA, a plasticizing agent often found in the lining of food and beverage cans, to the list of Schedule 1 substances regulated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. In practical terms, this clears the way for Canada to eventually designate maximum allowable standards for migration of BPA into products. Canada already has banned BPA from baby bottles, an action in which it was joined by several other countries and several U.S. states.