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"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"[…] the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe."
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), March 2012
"… the ingestion of BPA via food does not present a risk to consumers"
Swiss Health Authority, June 2011
"The current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA is adequately justified."
German Society for Toxicology, April 2011
"[…] the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe."
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), March 2012
"Receipts containing BPA do not pose a risk to consumers or cashiers"
Danish EPA, June 2011
"… the ingestion of BPA via food does not present a risk to consumers"
Swiss Health Authority, June 2011
"… the ingestion of BPA via food does not present a risk to consumers"
Swiss Health Authority, June 2011

Bisphenol A Safety

Authorities around the world have repeatedly  investigated and confirmed the safety of BPA in its intended applications. This includes also a “positive listing” for the use of BPA-based polycarbonate plastic in consumer food contact applications.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Health Canada, the WHO and many more regulatory agencies worldwide concluded, based on the weight of the large amount of scientific evidence, that there is no human health concern from this chemical intermediate if used as intended. The European Commission´s Risk Assessment of Bisphenol A investigated both potential risks to human health as well as to the environment. It found that BPA and BPA-based materials  are safe in current applications. 

Actual human exposure to BPA is extremely small, and up to 1,000 times lower than the safety levels set by the authorities. Trace amounts of BPA that may be ingested by a person during normal daily activity are quickly converted to a kind of sugar with no biological activity, and eliminated from the human body within 24 hours.

In the environment, BPA rapidly decomposes and does not accumulate. Levels of BPA that might be detected are very low, typically less than one part per billion in surface water. Such trace levels are not regarded to have an adverse effect on the environment.

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