7/24/2008

A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority said Wednesday that the amount of bisphenol A found in baby bottles cannot harm human health. "The conclusions of the panel are that after exposure to BPA the human body rapidly metabolizes and eliminates the substance. This represents an important metabolic difference compared with rats," the EFSA said. The American Chemistry Council welcomed the conclusion and noted that safety is its top priority. "The conclusions reported today provide strong reassurance to consumers that they are not at risk," said Steven Hentges, a member of the ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group.

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