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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A is a synthetic chemical.  In France, ANSES has identified nearly sixty industries that potentially use this substance. The Agency’s assessment of the uses and health effects of bisphenol A led it to recommend, in September 2011, that the population’s exposure be reduced, including by its substitution in food contact materials. In 2012, within the framework of the REACh Regulation at the European level, the Agency also proposed a more stringent level of classification of bisphenol A as toxic for reproduction.  In April 2013, The Agency published the results of an assessment of the risks of this substance as well as reports on potential alternatives to bisphenol A, an assessment of the hazards of others chemical compounds in the bisphenol group and a report on the uncertainties surrounding endocrine disruptors.

Bisphenol A: EFSA recommends lowering the Total Daily Intake (TDI) while considering that current exposure levels are without risk for human health

In 2014, following its large-scale study, EFSA submitted for consultation an interim report on the health risks of bisphenol A (BPA). ANSES contributed to the consultation by emphasising the extensive work conducted by the European authority while pointing out certain divergences in the evaluation of how uncertainties were accounted for, as well as differences of interpretation in the analysis of available studies. Today, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published ...

Published on 21/01/2015 Read more

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