We live in a 24-hour news cycle, with a high volume of information readily available at our fingertips all the time. Given the large amount of content we process each day — whether through traditional media, paid advertisements, or social media — it is sometimes hard to tell what is factual and what is clickbait. Determining whether what we are reading is credible becomes even more challenging with topics that are nuanced or complicated to understand.
Searching for information on bisphenol A (a more precise term for BPA) can return more than 5.9 million results — making it that much more difficult to figure out which sources are trustworthy and focus on evidence-based science.
Credible sources that you can count on for accurate and relevant information on bisphenol A include:
The United States Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal agency housed within the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is charged with protecting public health by regulating food and drugs to assure their safety. The agency assessed BPA in food contact applications and determined it is safe at current exposure levels.
A separate multi-agency research program, known as the CLARITY Core study, confirmed that BPA is safe at the very low levels at which consumers are exposed.
Many studies and scientific resources are available on the FactsAboutBPA.org website, which is a library of evidence-based sources on BPA. The site includes an overview of BPA and its applications; links to scientific studies; an explanatory video; and a blog, among other helpful features.
The information overload on BPA can be confusing, but coming from scientific experts, these resources provide facts that you can trust.