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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has invited the public to make online comments about its draft assessment of the chemical compound Bisphenol A (BPA), which is widely suspected by scientists of disrupting the hormone system.
EFSA has currently reviewed over 450 studies related to the health risks of exposure to BPA, concluding that BPA is likely to adversely affect the kidney and liver, but EFSA also considers that BPA could potentially affect the cardiovascular, immune, reproductive, nervous and metabolic systems, as well as having an effect in the development of cancer.
EFSA experts also recommend that the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of BPA should be lowered to 0.005 mg per day from 0.05 mg per day.
Interested parties such as national risk assessment bodies have until 13 March 2014 to comment on EFSA’s review and risk assessments of BPA. The public consultation will be followed up with a stakeholder meeting.
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