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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
"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
"BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels"
EFSA press release 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
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"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
"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

European Union and Member States

Since 2003, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted several scientific assessments on BPA. In each case EFSA reaffirmed that there is no concern for human health from BPA: human exposure to BPA is far below the safe intake level. 

Nevertheless, based on a highly precautionary approach, the European Commission decided to restrict one specific BPA-based application: Since 1 June 2011, the production and sale of BPA-based polycarbonate baby bottles is no longer permitted under European law. The decision is not a consequence of any evidence of adverse effects from BPA. It was taken after the market for polycarbonate baby bottles in Europe had virtually disappeared.

Except for baby bottles, BPA-based materials are approved for all intended uses by EU law. In conflict to this legal situation, a national restriction on the use of BPA in all food contact materials is enforced in France since January 2015. 

* Please note that the website is currently being updated