So just how much BPA does a typical person take in through a normal diet?
This trace amount of 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.
Through extensive studies on lab animals and some tests with human volunteers, we know a great deal about how our bodies process BPA.
When BPA in food is ingested, it is absorbed through the intestinal wall, most of it is converted in the intestine to a substance with no known biological activity. Any BPA that remains is then converted in the liver to the same inactive substance before entering the bloodstream. Within 24 hours, the inactive substance is eliminated from the body.
BPA is well-tested, and we know from FDA scientists that the trace amounts we are exposed to through materials that keep our food safe are safe for us.