Findings From Dietary Study Are No Cause For Consumer Concern

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EHP Article Offers No New Scientific Insights

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2011)The following statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) regarding the Environmental Health Perspectives study, “Food Packaging and Bisphenol A and Bis (2-Ethyhexyl) Phthalate Exposure: Findings from a Dietary Intervention,” conducted at the Silent Spring Institute.

“This study simply confirms these reassuring points: that consumers have minute exposures to BPA and DEHP from food sources, and that the substances do not stay in the body, but are quickly eliminated through natural means. Additionally, data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Canada have shown that typical consumer exposure to BPA and DEHP, from all sources, is up to 1,000 times lower than government-established safe exposure levels.

“Consumers should feel confident that they can continue to eat healthy canned or packaged foods because materials intended for use in food contact are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”

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