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.
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.
The European producers of Bisphenol A and polycarbonate are deeply disturbed by the European Commission's proposal to ban polycarbonate baby bottles. The move is in direct contradiction to the conclusions drawn in the recently published assessements of BPA by EFSA and WHO.
Media recently reported the results of a study from Daniel Zalko et al entitled "Viable skin efficiently absorbs and metabolizes bisphenol A", highlighting the extent of skin absorption. The new data show efficient dermal metabolism of BPA.
A World Health Organisation (WHO) expert panel on BPA reaffirmed that consumer exposure to low levels of BPA does not lead to accumulation, and BPA is rapidly eliminated from the body. It concluded that no public health measures are appropriate at this time.
The PlasticsEurope Polycarbonate/Bisphenol A industry group welcomes the European Food Safety Authority´s (EFSA) re-confirmation of the existing safe intake level for Bisphenol A (BPA), as published today in EFSA´s updated opinion.
Today EFSA published its updated opinion on BPA where it concluded that it could not identify any new evidence which would lead it to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake for BPA set by EFSA in its 2006 opinion and re-confirmed in its 2008 opinion.
The Food Standards Australia New Zealand agency restated that there is no health risk related to exposure to BPA for consumers, including infants, as ongoing testing has revealed that BPA may only be found at extremely low levels in polycarbonate plastic baby bottles and in infant formula.
After new migration tests on BPA from polycarbonate baby bottles, the Austrian food and health safety agency (AGES) has concluded that there is no food-safety related reason to withdraw polycarbonate baby bottles from the market.
Health Canada has measured the levels of chemicals, including BPA, in Canadian consumers. The analysis showed that exposure to BPA is very low and does not pose a health risk.