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"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
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"Studies pursued by FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) have shown no effects of BPA from low-dose exposure"
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website 2015
"BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels"
EFSA press release January 2015
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"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
"Studies pursued by FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) have shown no effects of BPA from low-dose exposure"
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website 2015
"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

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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Bisphenol A Myths vs Facts

Myth: "Bisphenol A is harmful to humans at low doses"
Fact: Studies supporting the low dose theory have repeatedly been judged by independent regulators as unreliable for use in human risk assessment. None of the studies claiming such effects could be reproduced by other scientist teams. Several comprehensive studies that also investigated the question of potential [...] Read More
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Myth: "Bisphenol A is used as an additive in plastics"
Fact: Bisphenol A (BPA) is not added to polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins, but is the intermediate which, through polymerisation, is transformed to these materials. After polymerisation BPA is firmly bound into the material. More than 99% of BPA is converted into polymers such as polycarbonate [...] 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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