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Bisphenol A chemical safety data
About Bisphenol A

BPA Information Sheets: Dispelling Concerns About Chemical Exposure Risk From Bisphenol A

BPA Synthesis and Use
First synthesized in 1905, bisphenol A became a critical building block for the 20th century, helping shape new industries and making our lives safer, healthier, and easier.
BPA Human Safety: An Overview
Bisphenol A is one of the most extensively tested materials in use today and the products manufactured from BPA pose no known risks to human health when used for their intended purposes.
BPA Polycarbonate Plastic Safety
Bisphenol A is a key building block of polycarbonate, which is a lightweight, high-performance plastic with countless practical uses. Over four decades of safe use and extensive safety research, including many recent studies, demonstrate that polycarbonate plastic is safe for its intended uses.
BPA Epoxy Cans
BPA is also a key constituent of epoxy resins, which are used as protective coatings on metal cans to maintain the quality of canned food and beverages. After evaluating all available scientific evidence, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) has recently confirmed that epoxy can coatings are safe for use in packaging food and beverages.
BPA Dental Sealant Safety
Dental sealants and composites, many of which are formulated from bisphenol A-derived components, play a significant role in preventing tooth decay and in maintaining dental health.
Evaluation of the Low Dose Hypothesis & BPA
Definitive large-scale, multi-generational studies demonstrate no low-dose effects, support the safety of bisphenol A and provide reassurance that there is no basis for human health concerns.
BPA Pharmacokinetics & Metabolism
Pharmacokinetics studies demonstrate that bisphenol A is rapidly metabolized and excreted from the body after any possible human exposure.
BPA Environmental Safety
Numerous validated studies demonstrate that current bisphenol A manufacturing and use patterns pose virtually no risk to the environment.