Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical with estrogen-like effects, is used in products such as baby bottles, water bottles, eyeglass lenses, medical equipment, toys, CDs/DVDs, cell phones, consumer electronics, household appliances, sports safety equipment, airplanes, and automobiles. Epoxy resins containing BPA are used as liners for most food and beverage cans, adhesives, industrial protective coatings, and automotive primers. BPA is also used to make dental sealants, flame retardants, and is an additive in many other widely used consumer products.
Despite the wealth of evidence of low dose effects of BPA in laboratory animals, representatives of the plastics industry and BPA producers continue to maintain that it is safe at low doses.
TEDX’s Low Dose Bisphenol A Spreadsheet was designed to summarize the scientific studies that examined the effects of BPA at 1 ppm (1 mg/kg/day) or less. In addition to the EXCEL Spreadsheet (which can be downloaded, searched and sorted as needed), we provide a Summary, Graphs and additional Analyses.
Click here to link to a news article and published report on why BPA deserves a new risk assessment.
Click here for a published commentary on Good Laboratory Practices and BPA (PDF).
Click here for a detailed report on the continuing debate over the effects of BPA, written by Sarah Vogel, PhD.