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"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 ingestion of BPA via food does not present a risk to consumers"
Swiss Health Authority, June 2011
"BPA is safe at the current levels occuring in food"
FDA website 2015
"BPA is safe at the current levels occuring in food"
FDA website 2015
"An adequate margin of safety exists for BPA at current levels of exposure from food contact uses, for infants and adults"
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), January 2010
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"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
"BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels"
EFSA press release January 2015

Bisphenol-A in Epoxy Resins

Epoxy resins constitute nearly 30% of total bisphenol A (BPA) use. Epoxy resins are selected because of their corrosion protection, thermal stability and mechanical strength and are used primarily as coatings for a number of consumer and industrial applications, such as food and drinks cans and protective coatings for automotive and marine uses. Another key use of epoxy resins is in construction materials, e.g., for windmills generating natural power.

Some of the common applications of epoxy resins include coatings for:

  • Underwater ship hulls
  • Cargo tank linings
  • Steel bridges
  • Storage tanks(metal and concrete)
  • Electric motors, engines, machinery
  • Construction panels(cladding, metal roofing, ceilings, garage doors)
  • Gardening tools and equipment
  • Automotive parts and coatings
  • Steel furniture
  • Printed circuit boards
 
  • Flooring (industrial/public buildings, food/catering industry, chemical plants, pharmaceutical industry, hospitals)
  • Food and drink cans/can ends
  • General lined cans(oil, hairspray)
  • Collapsible tubes
  • Coil coatings for household appliances
  • Composites used for rackets, surfboards, helmets, pipes, windmill blades, aviation
  • Adhesives
  • Printing inks

 

For more information on applications, please download our fact sheet on applications.