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"BPA is safe at the current levels occuring in food"
FDA website 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
"BPA is safe at the current levels occuring in food"
FDA website 2015
"BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels"
EFSA press release January 2015
"Receipts containing BPA do not pose a risk to consumers or cashiers"
Danish EPA, June 2011
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"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
"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

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

Across the whole value chain, polycarbonate generates extensive socio-economic gains for the European Union (EU). It creates and supports jobs and wealth, safeguards the competitivness of important EU-based industries and provides public benefits that satisfy wide social concerns and needs.

Value chain: employment and societal benefit

The polycarbonate value chain consists of the polycarbonate manufacturers, converters/processors, manufacturers of articles, wholesalers and retailers. Irrespective of whether a member state hosts a national production site, most  European countries need polycarbonate as an essential raw material for their processing and manufacturing industries. The polycarbonate value chain is a major multiplier.

Contribution to European competitiveness and public benefits

In total, more than 535,000 jobs in the EU depend, either directly and indirectly, on the production and use of polycarbonate. The total gross salary and wage cost of the polycarbonate value chain was ca. € 17,5 billion in 2010, resulting in over € 6 billion in labour taxes. On that basis, in 2010, more than € 35 billion of value added in the EU depended on polycarbonate technology.



Unique applications

In more than 80% of applications, polycarbonate is critical to the performance of the component or material. Such unique applications are found widely in the building and construction and the automotive sectors. For these industries, the low weight, virtual unbreakability, flame retardance and glass-like transparency of polycarbonate make it unique for its respective uses.

Applications in the medical devices sector are 100% unique: only polycarbonate provides the required safety characteristics, combining biocompatibility, light weight,  contact safety, ease of sterilisation, transparency and virtual unbreakability.



 

 

 

Bisphenol A and its Socio-Economic Contribution per Country

EU | BE (FR, NL, EN) | CZ (CZ, EN) | DE (DE, EN) | DK (DK, EN) | ES (ES, EN) | FR (FR, EN) | IT (IT, EN) | NL (NL, EN) | PL (PL, EN) | SE (SE, EN) | UK