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Third Party Reviews of BPA


What is BPA? - Video produced by the American Chemistry Council provides consumer-friendly scientific overview – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group created a video about BPA and the role it plays in packaging. It discusses facts about BPA that consumers should know, including safe daily intake levels and how bodies process BPA.


A Closer Look at Bisphenol A – Video produced by the BPA Coalition – -- The BPA Coalition in Europe put together a video, “A Closer Look at Bisphenol A,” that discusses the history of BPA, how it is used and the many benefits it brings to our daily lives. The video encourages viewers to look at the facts, investigate examples and use best judgment before jumping to hasty conclusions in regard to safety of a product.


Media Conference Event: Experts Discussing Science of BPA – International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation

On April 5, 2012, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation hosted a media briefing in the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to deny the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) petition seeking to ban bisphenol A (BPA). Experts, including senior scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Justin Teeguarden; Dr. Mitchell Cheeseman, 20-year veteran of FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety, and Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety with the IFIC Foundation, Marianne Smith Edge provided insight into and answered questions about the latest research now underway and the importance of that research to understanding the FDA’s decision.


Critical evaluation of key evidence on the human health hazards of exposure to bisphenol A – German Society of Toxicology

The German Society of Toxicology is the largest scientific toxicological organization in Europe, with more than 1,000 members; its Advisory Committee is made of up individuals elected by Society members and consists of representatives from academia, industry, and administration to guarantee a broad range of toxicological competence.


Scared to Death: How Chemophobia Threatens Public Health – ACSH, Jon Entine

American Council on Science and Health: The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.


World Health Organization says don’t ban BPA – STATS, Trevor Butterworth

Statistical Assessment Service/STATS: Since its founding in 1994, the non-profit, non-partisan STATS group has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. The organization is focused on correcting scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies.

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