Monday, September 23, 2013

Dr. Jayne Morgan, Chief Medical Officer at the American Chemistry Council, speaks about BPA safety. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chemicals in consumer products are regulated by federal laws and new chemicals must be approved by the EPA before they can be used in commerce.

The following statement can be attributed to Jayne Morgan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in regard to the October 2013 Committee Opinion, “Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents” from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and The University of California, San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment:

“We support efforts to promote the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants and young children.  We agree with the underlying premise of the Opinion that pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive should eat a healthy diet and be sensitive about the kinds of things they ingest or are exposed to."

Monday, August 26, 2013

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group today is relaunching its website Facts About BPA, to provide the public with easy access to the latest science-based news, research and safety and health information on bisphenol A (BPA).

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to an article in Pediatrics by Donna S. Eng, M.D., New York University, et al. The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph. D., of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the ACC: "Attempts to link our national obesity problem to minute exposures to chemicals found in common, everyday products are a distraction from the real efforts underway to address this important national health issue. As with other studies of this nature, due to the inherent, fundamental limitations, it is incapable of establishing any meaningful connection between BPA and obesity, or any other chronic disease."

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"As noted by the authors of this study on human egg cells, their 'preliminary observations' might provide some insight into a 'possible effect' of BPA in humans, however 'further work is warranted.' At best this preliminary study on a cell culture is suitable to formulate a hypothesis for further testing, but the study is incapable of identifying health risks in people."

Thursday, July 25, 2013

“The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) announcement today reaffirms that consumer exposures to BPA, from all sources, are very low and well below safe intake levels established by government regulators for infants, children and adults.  Based on extensive new data, the refined assessment from EFSA’s scientific experts also found consumer exposures to BPA to be significantly lower than previously estimated in their 2006 review of BPA."