FDA Continues to Study BPA
MedSun: Newsletter #71, April 2012

FDA Consumer Update

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the production of plastics and resins, such as some water bottles and the coatings of some food cans. It is also used in some consumer goods, such as compact discs and thermal cash register tapes. BPA has generated controversy about its impact on human health and development. The Food and Drug Administration’s assessment is that the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe. FDA is continuing its research and monitoring of studies to address uncertainties raised about BPA.

Additional Information:

FDA Consumer Update. FDA Continues to Study BPA. March 30, 2012.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm297954.htm


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