In this section, you will find links to the latest studies and scientific reports related to bisphenol A.
The National Food Agency measured the levels of BPA in the blood of 208 first-time mothers. Blood samples were taken three weeks after conception and were collected from 1996 to 2011. The sample results showed that the levels of BPA in blood are extremely low, generally below 0.2 nanograms per milliliter. Read more here.
A new scientific evaluation of the recent Vandenberg et al low dose study was conducted by Rhomberg/Goodman. The evaluation concluded that the Vandenberg et al study fails to provide sufficient evidence for low-dose effects and overlooks the evidence against low-dose effects.
The Japanese National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology has updated its human health risk assessment of BPA. It reconfirmed that BPA does not pose a significant risk to human health. Read more here.
The results of a new FDA study investigating the actual dietary exposure to BPA in humans were published in June. They reconfirm that BPA is efficiently metabolized and rapidly excreted via urine. To read the abstract of the study, click here.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that BPA in paper receipts does not pose a risk to consumers or cashiers who handle the receipts. Even if they are pregnant, and even when taking into account the potential BPA exposure from food. To view the report, click here.
At the beginning of April, the German Society of Toxicology has concluded that the current TDI for BPA is adequately justified, and that BPA exposure represents no noteworthy risk to the health of the human population, including newborns and babies. To read the abstract of the study, click here.
In November 2010, over 30 experts attended a joint FAO/WHO meeting to review toxicological and health aspects of BPA. The summary report containing the collective views of an international group of experts can be consulted here.
EFSA has evaluated a dietary developmental neurotoxicity study in rats (Stump, 2009) and recent scientific literature (2007-2010) on BPA. Overall, based on the comprehensive evaluation of recent toxicity data, the EFSA-expert Panel concluded that no new study could be identified, which would call for a revision of the current TDI. To view the report, click here.
The Austrian Food Safety Agency (AGES) has examined plastics baby bottles for migration of BPA. The results of this tests show that migration values are far below the specific migration limit of 0,6 mg/kg food. To view AGES statement, click here.
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) evaluated the results of two studies investigating suspected adverse effects of BPA. It concluded that these studies do not substantiate the concerns for a specific toxicpotential of BPA adverse to neurological and behavioural development. For BfR assessment, click here.