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Study Suggests Bisphenol A Is Linked to Heart Disease; Lacks Sufficient Evidence

January 12, 2010


ARLINGTON, VA (January 12, 2010) — The American Chemistry Council is aware of a new study on bisphenol A (BPA), published today in the online journal PlosOne, that purports to link BPA to cardiovascular disease in adults.

“Studies of this type are very limited in what they tell us about potential impacts on human health. While they can provide helpful information on where to focus future research, by themselves they cannot and should not be used to demonstrate that a particular chemical can cause a particular effect. The public should be confident that BPA is one of the most studied chemicals. Regulatory bodies from around the world have recently completed scientific evaluations and found BPA safe in food-contact products, including canned foods and beverages,” stated Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the American Chemistry Council’s Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group.

“The study itself does not establish a cause-and-effect relationship between BPA exposure and heart disease. In addition, the robustness of these limited findings is questionable, as fewer than 50 participants self-reported health conditions without medical confirmation,” Hentges concluded.

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