BPA is a building block chemical used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. These materials can be found in everyday items, like eye glass lenses, sports safety gear and electronics.

BPA is one of the most thoroughly tested chemicals used today, with a safety track record dating back more than 50 years.

But given some controversy about BPA’s safety, the FDA wanted to resolve any lingering questions.

Investing more than five years and millions of dollars, the FDA launched the most significant research ever conducted on BPA — The CLARITY CORE Study — to answer the basic question, “Is BPA Safe?”