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EFSA says diet is major source of exposure to bisphenol A; exposure is much lower than previously thought

9:37 AM MDT | July 25, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

Scientific experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) have provisionally concluded that diet is the major source of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) for all population groups, the authority says. Exposure is also lower than previously estimated by EFSA. This is EFSA's first review of BPA since 2006, and the first to cover both dietary and nondietary sources. EFSA is now seeking feedback on this draft conclusion, as part of a two-stage process of its full risk assessment of BPA. The authority will publicly consult on the second part of its...

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