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[January 28, 2014]

Study by Swedish Researchers Confirms No BPA Found in Human Blood

WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--

A new study published in Environment International by researchers in Sweden confirms previous reports that bisphenol A (BPA) in human blood is below the levels that can be detected. In addition to confirming results from earlier studies that found BPA in human blood at non-detectable levels, the new Swedish study went a step further. The study also demonstrated the level of effort required to avoid contamination and suggested that early studies showing BPA in blood samples were almost certainly overstated due to sample contamination.

"It's been well documented that BPA is very quickly metabolized and removed from the body, which is why previous results showing high levels of BPA in human blood samples were difficult to understand," said Dr. John M. Rost, NAMPA Chairman. "The Swedish study, along with other recently published studies (Teagarden, et al.), confirms that BPA is not in blood and explains how it could have been found in early studies. Specifically, the Swedish study has validated the fact that sample contamination is extremely difficult to remove and any study that does not take this into consideration needs to be scrutinized for its ability to produce valid results."

Dr. Rost noted that these results provide further scientific evidence to support the positions taken by regulatory bodies around the globe, which repeatedly have concluded that current uses of BPA in food conact applications are safe. Those regulatory bodies include:


About NAMPA

The North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc., and its members support sound science and trust the scientific review process that has protected our food supply for decades. For further information, visit www.metal-pack.org.


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