An Overview of BPA Safety

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.

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

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

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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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