BPA and health risks - what does the latest science show?

Should you be worried about being exposed to bisphenol A (BPA)? The European Food and Safety Agency (EFSA) has just released its latest (draft) scientific opinion on the risks to public health related to the presence of BPA in foodstuffs. As it's over 500 pages long, we thought we'd summarize the highlights in a rather shorter Risk Bites video! Please check the Further Information below for links to more information and resources - including the EFSA report. And don't forget to join the conversation in the comments. The Risk Bites Team: Andrew Maynard David Faulkner Alyssa Berry Risk Bites is supported by: University of Michigan School of Public Health. http://www.sph.umich.edu/ University of Michigan Risk Science Center. http://umriskcenter.org Backing track: Based on Blue and Green by Rimsky. http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/blue-and-green FURTHER INFORMATION AND READING EFSA Draft Scientific Opinion on the risks to public health related to the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in foodstuffs: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/140117.htm EFSA overview of report (video): http://youtu.be/FUi8ciCLF5A Wikipedia entry on BPA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A US Food and Drug Administration: Bisphenol A (BPA): Use in Food Contact Application. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm064437.htm Questions and Answers about Bisphenol A (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences): http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/sya-bpa/ What is Bisphenol A (BPA) and where is it used? (Risk Bites video): http://youtu.be/219JRH3dEwg EFSA Public consultation on the draft opinion on bisphenol A (BPA) -- exposure assessment: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultationsclosed/call/130725.htm Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday products, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please subscribe, and spread the word! Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites

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