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Health Canada concludes BPA-exposure more than 1,000 times below safe levels

BPA-exposure more than 1,000 times below safe intake levels
During April, the Canadian government released the results of the second Canadian Health Measures
Survey (CHMS) covering 2009-2011. The study also examined Bisphenol-A (BPA)-exposure of the
Canadian population.
The results show that typical BPA intake, based on the urine samples in the study, is more than 1,000
times below safe intake level. The new Canadian biomonitoring results for BPA from urine samples
are similar to those collected in the first survey of 2007-2009. They re-confirm the conclusions of other
studies that BPA-exposure amongst the population is far below the levels set to be safe for a daily,
life-long intake, which are defined at 25 micrograms/kg of bodyweight/day by the respective authorities
in Canada, and at 50 micrograms/kg of bodyweight/day in the US and Europe.
The results therefore reconfirm Health Canada´s statement – and those of other global regulatory
authorities – “that current dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging uses is not expected to
pose a health risk to the general population”.
Link to the Canadian publication:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/82-625-x2013001-eng.htm
For more information:
Jasmin Bird
PC/BPA-Group PlasticsEurope
Tel: +32 2 676 17 38
Fax: +32 2 675 39 35
mail: jasmin.bird@plasticseurope.org
website: www.bisphenol-a-europe.org