The recent Lathi et al. study from Stanford University is incapable of establishing any causal link between Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and miscarriage.
A recent study funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that levels of free BPA in blood is unmeasurably low – and far below levels required to activate any reaction of the endocrine system. The study clarifies an ongoing controversy among scientists regarding BPA-blood levels and related internal exposure to BPA.
The results of the study recently published in the journal Pediatrics by Eng et al. fail to establish any meaningful connection between BPA and obesity.
The members of the PC/BPA-group support EFSA’s comprehensive and transparent science based evaluation of BPA and encourage all stakeholders interested in a science-based assessment process to participate, as the final opinion will benefit from this public consultation process.
In the last annual Endocrine Society meeting in San Francisco, three experimental studies on BPA were discussed. These studies are based on artificial design and have severe limitations.
In a new study by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), BPA in a highly concentrated ethanol was applied to anesthetised dogs. The design of this study is highly experimental and the mechanism of exposure to BPA is not relevant for humans.
The recent study by De-Kun Li et al. on the alleged link between BPA and obesity actually fails to establish any causal link. Researchers measured BPA exposure via single spot urine sample only after obesity had already developed. Therefore, the study does not provide any insights into the cause of the obesity.
On 26 March 2013, the PC/BPA Group of PlasticsEurope submitted a complaint to the European Commission following the adoption by France of law n°2012-1442 in December 2012 banning the use of BPA in food contact materials.
A recent study by Kundakovic et al. on the alleged effects of BPA exposure in mice relies on an unusual statistical method which does not follow accepted and validated standards.The results of the study cannot be used to draw conclusions for humans.