Experts dismiss new study showing dangers of BPA

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research shows exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in pregnant mice can disrupt the immune system and lead to multiple sclerosis in infancy, but experts say the chemical poses no risk to humans.

BPA has been declared safe by the FDA and EFSA

UPDATED: ConAgra, Nestlé and GMA respond

BPA substitutes in canned food ‘not clear’ - EWG

By Joseph James Whitworth

Many companies that have stopped using bisphenol A (BPA) in canned food did not reveal what they are using instead, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Recent FDA findings support the position that BPA (found in metal can linings and other food-contact materials) are safe for humans.

FDA squelches BPA ‘low dose’ theory

By Jenni Spinner

Data from the Food and Drug Administration adds weight to packaging industry claims of BPA’s fitness as a food-contact material.

Low dose BPA theory considered and rejected - NAMPA

NAMPA slams BPA low dose findings

By Joseph James Whitworth

The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) has hit back at a paper on low dose effects of bisphenol A (BPA) which claimed current guidelines do not protect human health.

Despite public debate, most consumers have no opinion on BPA in food packaging.

Who's winning the war over BPA?

By Jenni Spinner

Packaging organizations are on the march to spread the word about BPA's safety, but is it enough to stem the tide of anti-chemical sentiment?

BPA exposure may 'cause' obesity.

Controversial study claims BPA causes obesity

By Jenny EAGLE

Children exposed to two chemicals used in food packaging are likely to be obese or show signs of diabetes than those with lower exposure, said a pediatrician from New York University.

Industry groups are questioning a study linking BPA to obesity.

Industry groups refute latest anti-BPA study

By Jenni Spinner

Industry associations on both sides of the Atlantic are refuting a study that links food-contact packaging containing bisphenol-A (BPA) with obesity in pre-teen girls.

BPA under the microscope in Europe

BPA report conclusions “concerning”, says PlasticsEurope

By Joseph James Whitworth

The French Health Authority’s report that Bisphenol A (BPA) poses health risks for pregnant women and unborn children is “in contrast with the most recent global scientific consensus”, according to an industry group.

Campbell Soup company is phasing out BPA

BPA 2012: In depth

BPA: An in-depth look at the key rulings in 2012

By Joe Whitworth

This year has been action-packed when it comes to rules, regulations and opinions on bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in food packaging applications such as epoxy linings in food and beverage cans.

American Chemistry Council disputes BPA link to obesity

Chemists dispute BPA link to obesity

By Rod Addy

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has disputed the findings of a study linking Bisphenol A (BPA), a substance used in a range of food packaging materials and coatings, with childhood obesity.

ACC savages BPA study linking chemical to poor child behaviour

ACC savages BPA study linking chemical to poor child behaviour

By Ben Bouckley

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched a withering attack on the design of a new study suggesting that gestational exposure to food packaging compound bisphenol-A (BPA) before birth could lead to emotional difficulties in children.