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"Levels of BPA in the human body are very low, indicating that BPA is not accumulated in the body and is rapidly eliminated."
World Health Organization (WHO), November 2010
"[…] the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe."
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), March 2012
"The highest estimates for aggregated exposure to BPA from both dietary and non-dietary sources are 3 to 5 times lower than the TDI, depending on the age group."
EFSA fact sheet, January 2015
"[…] the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe."
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), March 2012
"[…] the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe."
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), March 2012
"An adequate margin of safety exists for BPA at current levels of exposure from food contact uses, for infants and adults"
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), January 2010
"BPA is safe at the current levels occuring in food"
FDA website 2015
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011

Bisphenol A Europe

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical compound which functions as the building block for epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate plastic is a highly versatile, durable, heat and shatter resistant, and clear thermoplastic that is the material of choice for a wide range of end-user applications as diverse as DVDs, computers and home appliances, spectacles and optical lenses, reusable water bottles, and medical equipment. Epoxy resins are used primarily as coatings for consumer and industrial applications, such as food and drinks cans, and as protective coatings for electronic and marine uses. Read more about BPA and its applications.

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Polycarbonate: A major contributor to Europe’s economy and quality of life

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Bisphenol A Myths vs Facts

Myth: "Bisphenol A causes cancer"
Fact: There is no scientific evidence that proves that bisphenol A (BPA) causes cancer, nor that it poses any risk to human health, at realistic levels of exposure. Claims that BPA is linked to cancer, birth defects, genetic effects, or infertility are not supported by robust [...] Read More
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Myth: "BPA accumulates in the human body"
Fact: Several studies on human volunteers have shown that the very small amount of BPA that may be ingested by a person during normal daily activities is efficiently converted to biologically inactive metabolites, which are eliminated from the human body within 24 hours. In contrast, similar [...] Read More
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A Closer Look At Bisphenol A

This video provides an overview of the many products made of BPA-based plastics and resins, and addresses the controversy surrounding the safety of Bisphenol A.

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