European authorities reaffirm safety of BPA

The European Food Safety Authority has reiterated that its 2010 assessment of the safety of bisphenol A remains unchanged. According to this assessment, the current safety standard “protects all human populations for life time exposure to this substance (BPA) through the diet.”

The safety standard set at that time and still in place is a total daily intake of 0.05 mg/kg body weight. “The European food authority’s latest confirmation that the current standard protects all human populations should provide assurance because of the scientific weight of evidence approach used by EFSA,” according to Dr. John Heinze, executive director of the Environmental Health Research Foundation.

EFSA’s statement is available here