Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the most thoroughly tested chemicals used today and has a safety track record of 50 years. Regulatory bodies around the world have reviewed the science and have found BPA to be safe. 
BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastic and a chemically related kind of polymeric material called an epoxy resin.

BPA molecular structure

What is Bisphenol A (BPA) and what does it mean when a product is “BPA free”?

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A pair of sunglasses demonstrates that BPA is used in everyday consumer items that make our lives better

There are many important industrial and consumer products that depend on polycarbonate or epoxy resins to function, from wind mill blades to automobile moon roofs to sturdy, clear food storage containers.

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A doctor's stethoscope indicates BPA is used in many important health care applications

While there have been many hundreds of studies on BPA, none has shown a direct cause-and effect relationship between BPA and any human health effects.

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myth

The FDA has declared that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe at the current levels occurring in foods, but a number of myths about BPA continue to cause concern and confusion in the public. Click to read some of the common myths about BPA and the realities we know from extensive scientific study.

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Close-up of plant leaf represents the safety of BPA in our environment

The effects of BPA on the environment have been well studied.

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Those who work in factories that manufacture BPA, polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins may have questions about occupational exposure to BPA. 
 
 
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A video screenshot demonstrates the user should click to play an informative video on BPA

If you’re a curious consumer who pays close attention to how foods and beverages are packaged or stored, you may have heard about BPA. 

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