Bisphenol A (BPA) does not migrate into food like powder off a surface, as some suggest. In fact, during the production of polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins, the BPA molecules are firmly bound to one another and are incorporated into the polymeric structure of the plastic itself. Like with any other material, there is some potential for extremely small amounts of BPA to migrate. However, numerous studies show that the level of migration is far below any safety-based standards set by government bodies such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and such exposure poses no known health risk. In fact, as stated by EFSA, "after exposure to BPA the human body rapidly metabolises and eliminates the substance." EFSA explicitly considered newborns and small children in their assessment.