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  • The Silence On BPA Is Deafening – Let The CLARITY Data Speak!

    Science 2.0

    For years it would not have been possible to use the word “silence” in the same sentence with BPA (bisphenol A).  The safety of BPA has been a long-running, robust controversy, in particular regarding concerns that BPA might cause health effects at exposure levels in the very low range that we as consumers might experience every day. 

  • Polycarbonate Plastic and Epoxy Resins – High Performing Materials that are Safe to Use

    UL Prospector Knowledge Center
    Over the past 8 years, senior scientists with FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) designed and conducted a study of bisphenol A (BPA), the key raw material used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Named the CLARITY Core Study, this multi-year, multi-million dollar scientific study on BPA safety is of unprecedented scope and magnitude.  The results of the study were recently released and have now been peer reviewed by independent experts. Learn more about this study and the extensive scientific database that supports the safety of BPA.  You’ll also learn about the latest regulatory information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies.
  • BPA Is Clearly Safe, and Here’s How We Know

    UL Prospector Knowledge Center

    No doubt you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA), the key raw material used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. BPA has been mentioned in media reports for years and you may have had questions from your customers or colleagues wondering if materials made with BPA are safe. You may have even considered alternatives, just to avoid the BPA controversy. Before going any further down that path, it’s time to step back and consider what we now know about the safety of BPA. 

  • Expert panel reviews CLARITY-BPA Core Study

    Environmental Factor

    A panel of external scientific experts reviewed the findings of the CLARITY-BPA Core Study April 26 at NIEHS and agreed that for this first of the two CLARITY-BPA components, there were minimal toxic effects of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure in rats for the range of doses studied.

  • Was FDA’s Recent Statement On BPA Premature?

    Science 2.0

    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).

  • Dr. Joe Show

    CJAD 800 AM

    The Dr. Joe Show is a radio show broadcast on CJAD 800 AM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Host Joseph Schwarz, Ph.D., director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society, focuses on “debunking myths and answering questions about the science of everyday life.” In this segment, he and Steve Hentges, Ph.D., discuss the history and uses of BPA, the data from the recent CLARITY Core Study, and the importance of looking at all the parts of a study, especially exposure. 

  • FDA Says BPA Is Safe for Use in Packaging and More

    Vital Updates

    Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, has often been considered a harmful substance found in plastics and resins by the general public. The Food and Drug Administration released a statement about its ongoing research about the harmful effects of BPA.

  • BPA Safety Findings

    Fox News Radio

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new findings concerning the fears of a certain chemical used in our food and drink containers. Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council offers details on the announcement.

  • New FDA Report on BPA: It is Still Safe

    Citizens Against Government Waste
    On February 23, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement by Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Stephen Ostroff, M.D., regarding a draft report issued by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) on the compound bisphenol A, more commonly referred to as BPA. The report concluded that BPA, the compound used to produce strong plastic products and epoxy resins, is safe. 
  • NTP Report Supports Safety of BPA at Current Use Levels, Says FDA

    The National Law Review

    A National Toxicology Program (NTP) draft report on a comprehensive two-year study rodent study evaluating the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on health supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) determination that levels of BPA in foods from currently authorized uses continue to be safe for consumers, said Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Stephen Ostroff M.D. in a statement based on an initial review of the report.