BPA

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  • Bisphenol-A
    • Chemical used in manufacturing of polycarbonate plastic
      • Rigid, transparent and high heat resistance
      • Refillable drinks bottles, food storage containers, protective linings for drink cans
    • Amount people actually absorb from food and drink is significantly below ADI
    • Even when consumed at high levels - rapidly absorbed, detoxified and eliminated --> not a health concern
    • EUFIC - has hormone-like effects = cancer and developmental effects
      • when studies were repeated in different labs, the same changes weren't seen
    • EU legislation restricts amount that can migrate from plastic into food
    • European Framework Regulation - materials don't transfer constituents to food in quantities that could endanger humans

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