Society Letters

Comments on BPA's Health Effects for EFSA

February 11, 2022

To: Members of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP)

Re: Re-evaluation of the risks to public health related to the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in foodstuffs

"As the world’s oldest, largest, and most active organization dedicated to the understanding of hormone systems and the clinical care of patients with endocrine diseases, we have long recognized the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as BPA on sensitive endocrine systems and we commend the Panel for their revised analysis of BPA’s health effects. The Endocrine Society supports the overall conclusion of the Panel to establish a new tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 0.04 ng of BPA per kilogram of body weight per day based on the most sensitive health outcome category (immune system) to BPA exposure. We also share the Panel’s concerns regarding BPA-associated harms to other systems as a result of endocrine disruption, including metabolism, neurodevelopment, and male and female reproduction."

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