FDA Finds BPA Safe for Use in Food and Beverage Containers

Sissell, Kara
August 2008
Chemical Week;8/25/2008, Vol. 170 Issue 26, p6
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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.


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