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Europe Reaffirms BPA Safety Findings

3:46 PM MST | December 6, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says recent findings by the French food safety authority Anses (Paris) do not change EFSA’s 2010 assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), and that Anses' work “was limited to hazard identification while EFSA has carried out a full risk assessment of BPA. The (TDI) of 0.05 mg/kg body weight that EFSA set protects “all human populations for lifetime exposure to this substance through the diet.”   EFSA;s affirmation of its BPA assessment follows a request by the European Commission which sought...

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