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"BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels"
EFSA press release January 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
"… the ingestion of BPA via food does not present a risk to consumers"
Swiss Health Authority, June 2011
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"[…] 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
"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 current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"Receipts containing BPA do not pose a risk to consumers or cashiers"
Danish EPA, June 2011

What is Bisphenol A?

Bisphenol A, also commonly referred to as BPA, is an organic chemical which is the essential basic building block (intermediate) for high performance polymer plastics and coatings, mainly polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.

End-user applications of BPA-based polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins are numerous and diverse, like for example:

  

DVDs, computers and home appliances, spectacles and optical lenses, reusable water bottles and food storage containers, medical equipment and safety helmets, construction materials, paints and coatings for heavy use, as well as in linings for food and drink cans etc.

A very small quantity of Bisphenol A is used as component of antioxidant additive formulations in soft PVC and as developing agent in the coating of thermal paper.

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