21 I 2015 - Bisphenol A: EFSA scientific opinion

Last 13rd of January, EFSA published its last opion about BPA. They concluded the today exposure was lower than temporary Tolerable Daily Intake (t-TDI) of 4 μg/kg bw per day. By comparing this t-TDI with the exposure estimates, the EFSA Panel concluded that there is no health concern for any age group from dietary exposure or from aggregated exposure. But effects on the reproductive, nervous, immune, metabolic and cardiovascular systems, as well as in the development of cancer are not considered likely at present but they could not be excluded on the available evidence.

More details on http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3978.htm, http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/corporate/pub/factsheetbpa150121.htm (facts sheets in English, German, Italian and French) and http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/150121.htm. Also on http://pieweb.plasteurope.com/Default.aspx?pageid=199&docid=230323.

The French law about BPA ban started to apply last 1st of January 2015. Future will say how French government and its food agency (ANSES) will react on this EFSA opinion and if the last French law will be abrogated.

Also this EFSA opinion is not in line with the decision to ban BPA of the baby bottles applying in Europe since 2011.

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