TITLE

FDA Finds BPA Safe for Use in Food and Beverage Containers

AUTHOR(S)
Sissell, Kara
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Chemical Week;8/25/2008, Vol. 170 Issue 26, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article announces that the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) approves the adequate margin of safety that exists to prevent harm from bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers. FDA's assessment report furthers that the estimated exposure from use in food contact materials in infants and adults is 2.42 micrograms per kilogram (kg) (µg/kg) of body weight per day and 0.185 µg/kg of body weight per day. Comments on the report from ACC executive director Steve Hentges and Environmental Working Group (EWG) are included.
ACCESSION #
34234114

 

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