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WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2012)
- The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge released a new study that suggests a statistical association between exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) and coronary artery disease. The following statement regarding the study can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the American Chemistry Council's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group:
"The public should be confident that BPA is one of the most studied chemicals and has a safety track record of 50 years. The FDA and other regulatory bodies from around the world have concluded that the science supports the safety of BPA in its current uses, including its continued use in food-contact products.
"Small-scale studies of this type tell us very little about potential impacts of BPA on human health. This study is incapable of establishing a cause-and-effect relationship between BPA exposure and coronary artery disease. While studies like these can help provide direction for potential future research, by themselves they cannot and do not demonstrate that a particular chemical can cause a particular disease."
The Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group
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