FDA sticks to the science while revamping its BPA website

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refreshed its bisphenol A (BPA) website last week, the Agency’s stance on the safety of BPA remains the same. As the FDA puts it, “BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods” and that “the use of BPA in food packaging and containers is safe.”

The more user-friendly approach to communicating the organization’s research about BPA comes after several years of in-depth research and testing to determine if BPA is safe.

More than 20 studies have been published to date in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Taken together, the results of these studies provide strong support for the safety of BPA.

And based on those results, along with results from other studies, the FDA recently answered the question “Is BPA safe?” with a clear answerYes.

The information FDA has made available on its new BPA site is a welcome companion to ACC’s own site, factsaboutbpa.org. We welcome you to spend time on each site to learn about the latest research and the benefits of BPA.

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