BPA News

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Press Releases

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

“Due to the use of unrealistic experimental conditions, much of the data presented in this new study has very limited relevance to the potential for human exposure to BPA from handling thermal receipt paper. Although downplayed in the publication, the most relevant data shows very little BPA exposure under conditions most representative of real-life contact with thermal receipt paper. “Notably, a recent study from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Porras et al., 2014) found no significant exposure to BPA from handling receipt paper using real-life exposure scenarios. Included in the Finnish study were conditions representative of cashiers (i.e., repeated handling of receipts throughout a workday) and more intensive short-term handling considered to be beyond normal handling of paper receipts.

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 are ‘inconsistent,’ ‘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.