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German Researchers Uphold European BPA Guidelines

11:55 AM MDT | April 26, 2011 | Kara Sissell

A panel of German researchers has determined that the European Union’s tolerable daily intake (TDI) level for bisphenol A (BPA) is adequate. Germany’s Society of Toxicology, an independent association of researchers, examined the adequacy of the 0.05 mg/kg body weight TDI set by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels). The study was published in the journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology. “After having carefully considered all arguments, the committee had to conclude that the criticism [of the EFSA’s standard] was...

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