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On Friday March 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement affirming the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) use in food contact applications, stating 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.” The FDA...

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Speculation in the guise of science was again recently featured in the pages of Environmental Health Perspectives, where Andrea Schwartz and Philip Landrigan (researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York) and Julia Taylor, Frederick vom Saal and others at the University of Missouri, published letters that expand on an earlier...

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) inexplicably launched a podcast last week suggesting that handling of paper products, including thermal receipts, may pose a risk of harmful health effects. The podcast reports that “bisphenol A (BPA) – a substance that may have harmful health effects –occurs in 94 percent of thermal cash register receipts” and...

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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...

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According to a recent research paper in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the estimated daily intake (EDI) values calculated for bisphenol A (BPA) found on flyers, magazines, tickets, mailing envelopes, newspapers, food cartons, airplane boarding passes, luggage tags, printing papers, business cards, napkins, paper towels and toilet paper were “several orders of magnitude”...

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