Government Assessments of BPA
BPA has been assessed by government scientists around the globe, and they have found that it is safe as used in materials that come into contact with food, such as reusable food-storage containers and linings in metal food cans. Search the categories below to learn more about rulings in specific regions around the world.
The safety of BPA has been reviewed by regulatory agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has published health and safety assessments of BPA since 2008, and now clearly states that “BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods.”
Both EU agencies and European countries have conducted numerous scientific assessments on BPA. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has critically analyzed more than 800 recent scientific studies on the chemical. In each case, EFSA has reaffirmed that exposure to BPA is far below the safe intake level.
Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) conducted thorough risk assessments of BPA in 2005 and 2011. In both assessments, AIST concluded that “the risk of BPA with regard to human health was believed to be very small.”