Title: Background Paper on Sources and Occurrence of Bisphenol A Relevant for Exposure of Consumers
Authors: BAILEY AllanHOEKSTRA Eddo
Publisher: World Health Organization
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC66077
URI: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/chemicals/2_source_and_occurrence.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC66077
Type: Articles in books
Abstract: The Expert Meeting considered BPA concentrations in food from food surveys and BPA migration from food contact and dental materials. BPA concentrations in air, dust and water were also considered. The Expert Meeting noted that by far the majority of studies on BPA concentrations reported from food surveys were from food and beverages in epoxy-coated cans and, to a minor extent, glass containers with coated metal lids. Similarly, the majority of studies on BPA concentrations in food as a result of migration from food contact materials involved PC infant feeding bottles. A few studies on BPA concentrations in paper were available. The following data gaps were identified by the Expert Meeting: • Further surveys of BPA levels in breast milk from countries other than the USA are needed. Such studies should employ analytical methods that determine both free and total BPA. • Further surveys of BPA concentrations in infant formula from countries outside of North America are needed. • Further surveys of BPA levels in toddler food from countries outside of North America, especially if such food is packed in metal cans, are needed. • Additional studies on BPA migration from paper packaging to food are needed.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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