BPA News

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

Monday, August 18, 2014
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Science 2.0
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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American Chemistry Matters

Press Releases

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

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.”

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the study published today by Health Canada, the first results from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) study. The study, titled "Phthalate and bisphenol A exposure among pregnant women inCanada — Results from the MIREC study," was published in the July issue of the scientific journal Environment International.  Quotes from the following may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group.

"With important new research results in hand, Health Canada once again reaffirmed its position on the safety of bisphenol A(BPA) in its press release today, stating 'Based on the overall weight of evidence, Health Canada continues to conclude that dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and young children.'