Bisphenol-A declared safe by food safety authority

July 23: Bisphenol-A, the chemical used in can coatings at the centre of controversy in North America, has been given a clean bill of health by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The EFSA’s latest research shows that previous results were flawed as tests had been undertaken on rats. It has now been revealed that humans metabolise the chemical at a rate much faster than previously assumed.
Indeed, new results suggest that newborn infants could tolerate a dose of Bisphenol-A (BPA) up to 20 times higher than the current tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 0.05 milligrams per kilogram of body weight a day.

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