EFSA re-confirmation of the safety of Bisphenol A (BPA) should ‘set consumers minds at ease,’ says BPF1st October 2010
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has welcomed the European Food Standards Agency’s (EFSA) confirmation of the safety of Bisphenol A.
The EFSA research, spearheaded by the European Commission, based on ‘a detailed and comprehensive review of recent scientific literature and studies on the toxicity of bisphenol A at low doses’ concludes that ‘they could not identify any new evidence which would lead them to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake for BPA of 0.05 mg/kg body weight set by EFSA in its 2006 opinion and re-confirmed in its 2008 opinion.’ The review also highlighted that ‘data currently available does not provide convincing evidence of neurobehavioural toxicity of BPA.’
Philip Law, Director of Public & Industrial Affairs at the BPF said, “The Bisphenol A issue has become highly politicised in recent years and in some countries has become divorced from the reality and nature of its use. The EFSA’s ruling on the safety of BPA provides a solid endorsement which should set consumers minds at ease.
Plastics based on Bispehnol A are perfectly safe and not only are they endorsed by the European Food Standards Agency but also by a raft of other independent bodies including the NHS.”
The BPF fully supports the findings of the EFSA review and its conclusions which provide an authoritative approval of the continued safe use of products produced using Bisphenol A.
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Notes for editors:
British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the UK trade association for the plastics industry – representing the whole supply chain including polymer producers, distributors, additives suppliers, machinery manufacturers, processors and recyclers.