Bisphenol A (BPA) Not a Reproductive or Developmental Toxicant For Proposition 65, Concludes Calfornia Expert Panel of Scientists
July 15, 2009
The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC)
Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. Dr. Hentges’ comments are in regard to the California Environmental Protection
Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) public meeting of the Developmental and
Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee held today that considered whether bisphenol A (BPA) should be added to
the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.
ARLINGTON, VA (July 15, 2009) —
“The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased that a panel of
independent scientific experts convened by the State of California concluded today that bisphenol A is not a
reproductive or developmental toxicant. After a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the Developmental
and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee determined that bisphenol A should not be listed under
California’s Proposition 65.
“The Proposition 65 conclusion today that bisphenol A is not a reproductive or developmental toxicant is
consistent with the consensus view of regulatory bodies around the world on the safety of bisphenol A. From
the US and Canada, to Europe, Japan and Australia-New Zealand, at least eleven national regulatory bodies
have recently reviewed the science and concluded that bisphenol A is safe for use in consumer products.
“ACC and its member companies have long-supported research to advance scientific understanding about
chemicals and promote public health. We support the State of California’s comprehensive chemical
management efforts and today’s decision that bisphenol A does not meet the criteria for listing under