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Bisphenol A Carcinogenicity Assessment Research

Bisphenol A is not a carcinogen, that is it does not cause or induce cancer in laboratory animals. One of the most thorough studies in this area was performed by the U.S. National Toxicology Program. Based on lifetime exposure cancer bioassays, the authors found that "there was no convincing evidence that bisphenol A was carcinogenic for rats or mice of either sex" (NTP, 1982).

The International Agency for Research on Cancer and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Assessment have well-established guidelines and criteria for the assessment of carcinogenic potential. As described in a recent peer-reviewed publication, a panel of experts has applied these guidelines and criteria to the assessment of a large body of scientific evidence that is relevant to the potential for Bisphenol A (BPA) to cause cancer (Haighton et al., 2002). The conclusion of this assessment is, "BPA is not a carcinogenic risk to humans."


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