The World Health Organization has invited the bisphenol A experts to Ottawa this week and participate in the five-day symposium aimed at assessing the possible risks from the chemical.
The main agenda for the discussion would be the transfer of the chemical from cans to food and drink products and whether BPA is more harmful for pregnant women and their foetus.
The meeting will be held in Canada as it is the main jurisdiction in the world on BPA regulation.
The Government of Canada was the first across the world to include this chemical in its toxic substance. It was also the first to ban the use of this compound in infant products like milk bottles.
Health Canada says that the main aim of the meeting would be to review the scientific evidences that are available on BPA and try to reach an international consensus regarding the safety of this chemical.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority are supporting the meeting convened by the WHO.
On the other hand, many food Companies have decided not to use BPA in the packages. Nestlé has decided to restrict the use of BPA into US products in three years.