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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
"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
"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 current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"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
"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

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 should be banned"
Fact: There is no scientific justification for banning bisphenol A (BPA), as numerous studies and regulatory assessments have shown that BPA and BPA-based products pose no risk to human health or the environment. Moreover, banning would unnecessarily remove thousands of crucial everyday products from our lives [...] Read More
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Myth: "The precautionary principle must be applied to any presumed risk"
Fact: The idea of the precautionary principle is to have a concept to regulate a substance if there is no, or not sufficient scientific data available to properly assess a risk, or if the uncertainty in its assessment is regarded as too big. However, for BPA [...] 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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