BPA News

Read the latest about what others are saying and writing on BPA. Sources include scientists, journalists and consumer bloggers.

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Press Releases

News and press releases from the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council.

Monday, October 6, 2014

“As reported by the authors of this study, the statistical associations between prenatal BPA exposure and decreased lung function and wheeze in children areinconsistent,’ ‘marginal,’ and ‘borderline.’ The authors also note study design ‘limitations’ that ‘may result in exposure misclassification.’ This limited and inconsistent study does little to inform the scientific community or parents about the causes of asthma in children. Furthermore, the press release accompanying the study could result in over interpretation of the data or misunderstanding of the limited study conclusions.

“Earlier this year, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists published the results of a large-scale government-funded study demonstrating that low-dose exposure to BPA did not result in the development of adverse health effects. We know from additional studies that even premature infants have ample capacity and capability to metabolize and eliminate BPA, which indicates that low level exposures are unlikely to cause health effects.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

“Senator Markey has unfortunately chosen to reintroduce unnecessary legislation that ignores the expert analysis of government scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which strongly supports the continued use of BPA in food-contact materials. In its most recent statement FDA answered the question, ‘Is BPA safe?’ with one word: ‘Yes.’

“FDA’s findings from its recent scientific review are consistent with the consensus of major government agencies around the world, including the European Food Safety Authority, the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. All conclude that BPA is safe for use in food-contact materials.”