Scientific Assessments Archives - Facts About BPA

  • Myths And Realities

    The FDA has declared that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe at the current levels occurring in foods, but a number of myths about BPA continue to cause concern and confusion in the public. Click to read some of the common myths about BPA and the realities we know from extensive scientific study.
  • Video: The CLARITY Study

    CLARITY stands for the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity, and is the collaborative research effort on BPA safety from three U.S. government agencies including FDA, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
  • U.S. Government Studies

    For more than a decade, U.S. federal government scientists have conducted in-depth studies on BPA that provide a strong scientific foundation for evaluation of the safety of BPA. Taken together, these studies confirm that consumer exposure to BPA is extremely low; BPA is rapidly eliminated from the body; and, BPA is unlikely to cause health effects at the very low doses to which consumers are typically exposed.
  • The FDA CLARITY Study

    A landmark research program designed and conducted by U.S. federal government scientists provides strong support for the safety of BPA. Building on more than 20 preceding studies, the CLARITY Core Study, which was funded by the National Toxicological Program and conducted by FDA senior scientists, reconfirms BPA safety.
  • Government Assessments

    Government scientists and scientific bodies around the globe have extensively evaluated the weight of scientific evidence on BPA. These assessments consistently conclude that BPA is safe as used in materials that come into contact with food, such as reusable food-storage containers and linings in metal food cans.
  • Germany

    Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

    In July 2010, Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) released a detailed review of two recent BPA studies and concluded:  "The results of the two studies do not substantiate the concerns for a specific toxic potential of bisphenol A adverse to neurological and behavioural development." For the full report, click here.

    Advisory Committee of the German Society for Toxicology

    "Critical evaluation of key evidence on the human health hazards of exposure to bisphenol A": In April 2011, Critical Reviews in Toxicology released a review on BPA conducted by the Advisory Committee, which concluded, "BPA exposure represents no noteworthy risk to the health of the human population, including newborns and babies."
  • FDA Research

    Comprehensive research conducted by U.S. federal government scientists provides strong support for the safety of BPA.  More than 20 studies from this in-depth research program have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.