Did you know that BPA is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastic, a sturdy plastic sometimes used in clear, hard food storage containers? It’s also used to make epoxy resins.

Epoxy resins have been widely used for more than 30 years, to line food and beverage cans, protect food quality and nutrition, and extend shelf life.

BPA, taken in through a normal daily diet, is 1,000 times below the safe intake level established by government scientists. A consumer would have to ingest hundreds of pounds of food and beverages in contact with polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins every day to exceed the safe limit.

BPA is well-tested, and we know from FDA scientists that the trace amounts we are exposed to from materials that keep our food safe are safe for us.