Thursday, March 1, 2018
Source:
Science 2.0

If you’ve ever heard of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), and who hasn’t, you probably have the distinct impression that it’s highly toxic.  After a steady drumbeat of more than 15 years suggesting that BPA is linked to virtually every health effect known to man, how could you think any differently?

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Source:
Environmental Factor

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a draft report Feb. 23 from one of two distinct but complimentary arms of a study called the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity, or CLARITY-BPA. This research initiative is studying the full range of potential health effects in rats from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).

Monday, February 26, 2018
Source:
Plastics News

A long-awaited U.S. government study of the health effects of bisphenol A, a key building block of polycarbonate, seems to be giving the controversial chemical a clean bill of health in food packaging.

Monday, February 26, 2018
Source:
Plastics in Packaging

The largest-ever study on Bisphenol A (BPA) has confirmed that it is safe for consumers, says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which conducted the multi-year research programme. European plastics manufacturers have welcomed the news. Speaking about the CLARITY-BPA core study, Dr Steven Ostroff, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, said: “Our initial review supports our determination that currently authorised uses of BPA continue to be safe for consumers.” Jasmin Bird, spokesperson of the Polycarbonate/BPA-group of PlasticsEurope, added: “This largest ever study conducted on the topic indicates that BPA has very little potential to cause health effects even when people are exposed to it throughout their lives.”

Monday, February 26, 2018
Source:
The National Law Review

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been the subject of global controversy in recent years, with some jurisdictions restricting its use in children’s products and baby bottles due to concerns about potential exposure risks. FDA’s longstanding position on BPA is that BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods. On February 23, 2018, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released for public comment a pre-peer review draft report on the findings of a comprehensive two-year rodent study examining the potential effects of BPA on health. The study – conducted by senior scientists at the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) – is part of a collaborative effort called the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity (CLARITY-BPA).  CLARITY-BPA had two components: the core study conducted at NCTR according to FDA Good Laboratory Practice regulations and CLARITY-BPA academic studies of various health endpoints, conducted by grantees at academic institutions and using offspring of rodents derived from the core study…Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at FDA, issued a statement highlighting the fact that the draft report points towards “minimal effects” and supports FDA’s longstanding position that BPA, at current levels occurring in food is safe.

Monday, February 26, 2018
Source:
Food Quality News

A long-awaited study on bisphenol A (BPA) has pointed towards ‘minimal effects’ and provided support to current US regulations. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a pre-peer review draft report on findings of the two-year rodent study examining potential effects of BPA on health…The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said an initial review supports its position that authorized uses of BPA in food containers and packaging continue to be safe for consumers.

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