Campaigns that call for a ban on the use of Bisphenol A (BPA), the controversial chemical that is a component in the manufacture of high-performance epoxy can coatings, are politically motivated and not based on any scientific risk management policy, according to a report from a group of leading independent toxicologists in Germany.

The Advisory Committee of the German Society of Toxicology, following a comprehensive review of the research into BPA, says current use of BPA poses no risk to human health.

In the report in the April issue of Critical Reviews in Toxicology, published by London-based Informa Health, the group’s objective was “to contribute to a balanced and well-founded resolution of the seemingly dead-locked situation”.

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