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French Food Safety Agency Finds Adverse BPA Effects at Low Doses

12:30 PM MDT | October 11, 2011 | Kara Sissell

French national food safety agency Anses (Paris) has determined in a research paper that adverse health effects from bisphenol A (BPA) have “been proven in animals and suspected in humans, even at low levels of exposure.” Anses recommends sensitive members of the population, including infants, young children, and nursing women, limit their exposure to BPA. It is seeking input on its findings, and on the safety of potential alternatives to BPA, by the end of November. Anses’ research paper has generated criticism from European chemical industry...

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