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EFSA to launch public consultation on bisphenol A

3:02 AM MDT | July 1, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) will launch in July a public consultation on an updated and extended assessment of exposure in Europe to bisphenol A (BPA), the authority announced. BPA is used to manufacture plastics and resins that may be used to make polycarbonate food containers or protective linings for food and beverage cans. EFSA’s last exposure assessment of BPA was in 2006 and the new assessment will be a major update, encompassing dietary and non-dietary sources, including paper, inhalation, and dust. EFSA’s experts...

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