EU: EFSA rejects safety concerns over bisphenol A
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has declared safe using plastics ingredient bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, following widespread concern about its effect on reproduction and hormones.
EFSA scientists have re-evaluated BPA after studies showed significant differences between humans and rodents in exposure effects, undermining previous mice tests.
The plastic helps produce polycarbonate for infant feeding bottles, tableware, microwave ovenware, storage containers and milk bottles; and epoxy-phenolic resins for food can internal protective linings and metal lid coatings for glass jars and bottles.
EFSA set a permanent 'tolerable daily intake' (TDI) level of 0.05 milligram/kg body weight/day, concluding contamination from BPA contaminated food is "well below the new TDI".
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