SAFE concerned about EFSA decision on Bisphenol A

21 January 2015

From today’s press release by the European Food Safety Authority: “EFSA’s comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels. Exposure from the diet or from a combination of sources (diet, dust, cosmetics and thermal paper) is considerably under the safe level (the “tolerable daily intake” or TDI).

Floriana Cimmarusti, founder of SAFE, said: “Many serious studies have demonstrated the negative health effects of exposure to bisphenol A, however EFSA’s re-evaluation concludes that there is no consumer health risk. If this was true, why did France and then the EU ban baby bottles made with bisphenol A? Why did France as of January 2015 introduce a new law banning the use of bisphenol A in all food packaging? Again and again economic interests are more powerful than the imperative to protect the health of consumers in the EU.

Read EFSA’s full press release here.