American Chemistry Council Highlights EFSA, FDA Conclusions On BPA Safety To Consumers, Stakeholders

FDA and EFSA Assessments Clearly State that BPA is Safe

Feb 25, 2015, 11:30 ET from American Chemistry Council

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) believes that it is important to share clear, authoritative statements about BPA safety with consumers and manufacturers. In support of this objective, ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Since last December, EFSA and FDA, two of the most prominent science-based government bodies in the world, have clearly and unequivocally stated that BPA is safe as used in food contact materials and other consumer products. The ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group has launched a communications and advertising campaign to share these scientific conclusions about the safety of BPA. The ads will appear in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and on a number of consumer, news and health websites. The ads encourage consumers and manufacturers to: "Listen to the Science: Experts Say BPA is Safe," amplifying what the scientific experts have stated.

In their comprehensive re-evaluation of BPA exposure and toxicity, EFSA's scientific experts recently concluded that 'BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels.' The findings from EFSA are similar to recent statements from FDA. The FDA responded recently to the question, 'Is BPA safe?' with one unambiguous word: 'Yes.' Supporting this clear conclusion is one of the largest studies ever conducted on BPA, which was published by FDA researchers early in 2014. One of the lead FDA researchers commented that the results of this comprehensive subchronic toxicity study 'both support and extend the conclusion from FDA that BPA is safe as currently used.'

The full page ad can also be found on the Facts About BPA website.

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is an $812 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is the nation's largest exporter, accounting for twelve percent of all U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.

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