EU authority slashes safe BPA exposure threshold

The chemical industry has welcomed findings that bisphenol A exposures do not breach a new, much tighter safety threshold limit

The safe limit for exposure to plastic ingredient bisphenol A (BPA) has been cut to one tenth of its previous value.

But even the most highly exposed individuals are well within the new, lower safety margin according to a revised human health risk assessment published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on 17 January.

The opinion was immediately welcomed by chemical industry group Plastics Europe. It said “EFSA’s opinion clearly confirms that BPA is not a concern for human health”.

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