BPA Exposure Deemed Safe, Again, Again and Again

news_views_icon“Exposure To BPA – It’s Not What Some People Think,” By Steve Hentges.soup
Both the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently released assessments that strongly support the safety of bisphenol A (BPA). In both cases, a body of studies documenting 1) low exposure, primarily from the diet; 2) efficient metabolism as BPA is absorbed in the gut; and 3) rapid elimination from the body provide key support for the safety conclusions. In contrast, a recent hypothesis suggests that BPA in food may be absorbed through tissues in the mouth during eating, which would avoid the efficient metabolism that occurs when BPA is absorbed in the gut. Read more.

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