Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical used to make polycarbonate plastic resins and epoxy resins. It has been used safely for more than 40 years.
Many familiar consumer products are made from polycarbonate plastics, including compact disks, impact resistant eye glass lenses, and food and beverage containers, including bottled watercooler containers. Polycarbonate plastic is also used to make streetlight globes, small and large household appliances, components of electrical/electronic devices, automotive applications, telephones, and safety and sports helmets. Polycarbonate sheets are used extensively in signs, windows and window protection, walkways, roofing structures, greenhouses, solar and construction glazing, and skylights. In addition, many food and medical devices are produced from polycarbonate (e.g., blood oxygenators used to purify blood and intravenous harnesses). Because of its use in food contact and medical products, polycarbonate and bisphenol A have undergone extensive safety testing, which has been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Based on our ongoing review, we believe there is a large body of evidence that indicates that FDA-regulated products containing BPA currently on the market are safe and that exposure levels to BPA from food contact materials, including for infants and children, are below those that may cause health effects. However, we will continue to consider new research and information as they become available.
This position is consistent with two risk assessments for BPA conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Each of these documents considered the question of a possible low-dose effect and concluded that no current health risk exists for BPA at the current exposure level.
Mountain Mist's BPA Test Results (PDF) - 04/15/2008
Mountain Mist's BPA Test Results (PDF) - 10/21/2010
Mountain Mist's BPA Test Results (PDF) - 02/10/2012
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