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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
"Studies pursued by FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) have shown no effects of BPA from low-dose exposure"
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website 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
"Studies pursued by FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) have shown no effects of BPA from low-dose exposure"
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website 2015
"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
"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
"Studies pursued by FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) have shown no effects of BPA from low-dose exposure"
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website 2015
"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 linings for food and drinks cans and protective coatings for automotive and marine uses. Another key use of epoxy resins is in composite 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.


* Please note that the website is currently being updated