Kathryn St. John (202) 249-6513
November 10, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 10, 2010)
The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the
Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group
of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) regarding a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), which recently convened an expert panel in Ottawa, Canada, to study bisphenol A (BPA).
"The WHO 30-person expert panel reaffirms that consumer exposure to low levels of BPA do not accumulate and are rapidly eliminated from the body. Based on its review of all the latest scientific evidence, the expert panel concluded that no public health measures are appropriate at this time.
What is important for consumers to know is that government agencies worldwide have examined the science on BPA, including a
recent European Food Safety Authority review of 800 studies
, and have concluded that low doses of BPA are not a risk to human health."
About The World Health Organization
WHO stated that the organization will release a more comprehensive report from the expert panel in the coming weeks. The full WHO statement can be found
ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group