As part of risk assessment work related to bisphenol A, ANSES has published the first results of its research on the use and health effects of bisphenol A, suspected of being an endocrine disruptor. A work that highlights proven effects in animals and suspected in humans, even at low levels of exposure. (News of 29/09/11)
A first step in the risk assessment of BPA
- The study conducted by ANSES * is extremely fine and exhaustive.
- It is based on numerous expert reports conducted by major European authorities, as well as on a report by Inserm **.
- Its results are a step in a longer study of the risks of bisphenol A.
- Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical, among others in the composition of materials in contact with foodstuffs. He is suspected of being an endocrine disruptor with consequences on the reproductive system, the brain and the ecosystem.
- The results of the study reveal proven health effects in animals, and suspected in humans.
Protect the most sensitive populations
- ANSES considers already have sufficient scientific evidence.
- Prevention of exposure to bisphenol A in the most sensitive populations such as infants, young children, pregnant or lactating women should be a priority objective.
- This prevention must pass in particular by the substitution of bisphenol A in materials in contact with foodstuffs.
- In parallel, research is being conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of BPA substitutes, including in baby bottles.
- The experts recalled that the use glass bottles were a guarantee of safety.
* ANSES: National Agency for Sanitary Safety, Food, Work ** Inserm: National Institute of Health and Medical Research
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