Many consumers wonder why Bisphenol-A (BPA) is still in use, when there may be alternatives. BPA is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, both which have been safely used for over 50 years. And they’re still made using BPA today because of their high performance.
Given the strong scientific and government agency support for the safety of BPA, there’s really no good scientific reason to replace BPA with another substance. It would only make sense to replace BPA with an alternative that can provide the same high performance of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins and can also match the strong safety record of BPA. Those challenges are very hard to meet.
BPA is still in use because it’s safe to be in use.