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Studies show it is very unlikely that BPA could cause health effects in humans
WASHINGTON (Jan. 16, 2015) -
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following background information about BPA exposures and any potential health effects. Quotes from the following may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group.
"In response to recent studies, which have suggested that BPA might be linked to effects such as heart disease, high blood pressure and other conditions, federal government scientists have been conducting in-depth studies on BPA.
"This comprehensive set of studies conducted by U.S. government researchers tells us a great deal more about the potential for BPA to cause health effects. For example, research funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and conducted by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the government's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, (
Teeguarden et al.
) found that, because of the way BPA is processed in the body, it is
very unlikely that BPA could cause health effects at any realistic exposure level
"Based substantially on this compelling body of research,
government bodies around the world
have clearly stated that BPA is safe as used in food contact materials. In particular, 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.'"
Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of ACC
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