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.