EU scientists back bisphenol-A review

The EU's scientific committee on toxicity, ecotoxicity and the environment (Cstee) has upheld the conclusions concerning human health of an official EU risk assessment of plastics intermediate bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA has low potential for bioaccumulation and no significant mutagenic or carcinogenic potential, the scientists said. They agreed that no adverse effects on offspring development were found at low doses, but said more research was needed. They also agreed that risk reduction measures should be taken to cut occupational exposure. See Cstee opinion.

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