A few weeks ago the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released the results of the largest study ever conducted on bisphenol A (BPA). The CLARITY Core study was conducted by senior scientists with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in their own laboratory in Arkansas known as the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).
Thursday, June 28, 2018
An important piece of information to answer that question is the level of exposure to BPA for people in New Zealand. Somewhat surprisingly, considering how thoroughly BPA has been studied, no one has apparently measured BPA exposure levels in Kiwis. That data gap makes a new report from New Zealand both novel and important.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
We know from authoritative sources that BPA is safe. For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asks and answers the question on its website: “Is BPA safe? Yes.” And the U.S. is not alone; many other government authorities around the world say something similar about the safety of BPA.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
It's helpful to think of the CLARITY Study as a review.
Before going to a restaurant or a new movie, there’s a good chance you’ll check some reviews from sources that you trust. Why? Because restaurant and movie critics make their living finding the best food and entertainment so you don’t have to take a chance on a bad experience.
Monday, April 23, 2018
It’s no secret that we’re all exposed to BPA, which naturally leads to the questions, "Is BPA safe? Is BPA harmful?" From BPA study results conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others, we even know how much BPA we are exposed to from our diets and consumer products that we use every day.
Monday, April 9, 2018
If you say something three times it must be true. How do we know that? We know because Lewis Carroll told us so in his poem from 1874 titled The Hunting of the Snark.
“Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
If you pay attention to labels on food and beverage containers, you’ve probably seen quite a few labels indicating that a product is BPA-Free. But what does that mean and why is it there?
Monday, March 26, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The term “environmentally relevant dose” is commonly used to characterize the dose of a chemical that is given to laboratory animals in scientific studies. More specifically the term is used to signal that the results of the study are important.
But what does the term actually mean? Presumably it means that the dose given to laboratory animals is comparable (i.e., relevant) to the levels that people are actually exposed to from their environments (e.g., from diet, drinking water, air).
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
You may have already heard that the U.S. National Toxicology Program recently released the results of an important new study on BPA known as the CLARITY Core study. One reason it’s important is because the goal of the study was to resolve any remaining uncertainties about the safety of BPA, which has been a controversial topic for quite some time.
Friday, February 23, 2018
For more than 10 years, U. S. government scientists have been conducting an in-depth research program with the goal of answering key scientific questions and resolving any remaining uncertainties about the safety of BPA. And oh what a program it’s been!