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"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
"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
"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
"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
"BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels"
EFSA press release January 2015

Bisphenol A Europe

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical compound which functions as the building block for epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate plastic is a highly versatile, durable, heat and shatter resistant, and clear thermoplastic that is the material of choice for a wide range of end-user applications as diverse as DVDs, computers and home appliances, spectacles and optical lenses, reusable water bottles, and medical equipment. Epoxy resins are used primarily as coatings for consumer and industrial applications, such as food and drinks cans, and as protective coatings for electronic and marine uses. Read more about BPA and its applications.

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Polycarbonate: A major contributor to Europe’s economy and quality of life

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Bisphenol A Myths vs Facts

Myth: "Bisphenol A is used as a plasticiser in plastics"
Fact: Bisphenol A (BPA) is not used as a plasticiser in plastics; it is an intermediate used in the manufacture of either polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins. More than 99% of BPA is converted into polymers such as polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Only a very [...] Read More
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Myth: "BPA exposure from cash receipts can pose health risks"
Fact: Cash receipts made from thermal paper can contain low levels of bisphenol A (BPA). A study about ‘Transfer of bisphenol A from thermal printer paper to the skin,' (Biedermann, Tschudin & Grob, 2010) shows that while low levels of BPA can transfer from thermal paper to [...] Read More
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A Closer Look At Bisphenol A

This video provides an overview of the many products made of BPA-based plastics and resins, and addresses the controversy surrounding the safety of Bisphenol A.

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