Bisphenol A (BPA)
The Safety of BPA
BPA is one of the most thoroughly tested chemicals in use today and has a safety track record of more than 50 years. Regulatory bodies around the world have reviewed the science and have found BPA to be safe.
In September 2018, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released the final report on the CLARITY Core Study.
The results of the CLARITY Study, a 5+ year, multipronged U.S. federal government research program and the largest study ever done on BPA, confirm BPA’s safety. The scope and magnitude of this study are unprecedented for BPA and the results clearly show that BPA has little potential to cause health effects, even when people are exposed to BPA throughout their lives.
The data supports FDA’s one word answer to the question “Is BPA safe?”: “Yes”.
The U.S. FDA addresses the safety of BPA with a Q&A on its website.
It is important to note that scientific experts at FDA, and other regulatory bodies, review the full weight of the scientific evidence when making decisions about safety.
Bisphenol A (BPA) Facts
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an extraordinarily well-studied, building-block chemical used primarily to manufacture durable epoxy resins and strong, clear polycarbonate plastic.
Polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins have been used for decades to strengthen products for human health and safety. Products like bike helmets, police shields, reading glasses and bullet-proof glass can be made from polycarbonate, which is highly shatter resistant.
Auto parts, building materials, safety equipment, medical supplies, and many other products depend on high-performance materials made from polycarbonate.Learn more at ChemicalSafetyFacts.org
Uses & Benefits
- Automobile Glass
- Auto Headlamps
- Cell Phones
- Tablet Computers
- Game Consoles
- Protective & Corrective Eyewear
- Sports Safety Equipment
- Life-protecting Equipment
- Neonatal Care
- Dental Sealants