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FDA and EFSA Assessments Clearly State that BPA is Safe

WASHINGTON (February 25, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) believes that it is important to share clear, authoritative statements about BPA safety with consumers and manufacturers. In support of this objective, ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Since last December, EFSA and FDA, two of the most prominent science-based government bodies in the world, have clearly and unequivocally stated that BPA is safe as used in food contact materials and other consumer products. The ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group has launched a communications and advertising campaign to share these scientific conclusions about the safety of BPA. The ads will appear in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and on a number of consumer, news and health websites. The ads encourage consumers and manufacturers to: "Listen to the Science: Experts Say BPA is Safe," amplifying what the scientific experts have stated.

In their comprehensive re-evaluation of BPA exposure and toxicity, EFSA's scientific experts recently concluded that 'BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels.' The findings from EFSA are similar to recent statements from FDA. The FDA responded recently to the question, 'Is BPA safe?' with one unambiguous word: 'Yes.' Supporting this clear conclusion is one of the largest studies ever conducted on BPA, which was published by FDA researchers early in 2014. One of the lead FDA researchers commented that the results of this comprehensive subchronic toxicity study 'both support and extend the conclusion from FDA that BPA is safe as currently used.

The full page ad can also be found on the Facts About BPA website.

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