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    Image: Getty/Sally AnscombeEFSA is proposing to “considerably lower” the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of BPA -- a chemical used to make plastics -- compared to its previous assessment in 2015. EFSA’s conclusions on BPA are explained in a draft sci...
    Image: Getty/Sally AnscombeEFSA is proposing to “considerably lower” the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of BPA -- a chemical used to make plastics -- compared to its previous assessment in 2015. EFSA’s conclusions on BPA are explained in a draft sci...
    Picture copyright: Lauri Rotko/European Chemicals AgencyThe Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted an opinion that was proposed by France last year​ that says the chemical is a presumed human reproductive toxicant which may damage fertilit...
    AdvertisementDozens more researchers this week joined the fray in a row over how regulators should assess the risks of potentially dangerous chemicals used in everything from plastics to pesticides.The leading toxicologists and endocrinologists have...
    Residues of BPA are present in resins used to make protective coatings and linings for food and beverage cans.©iStockAccording to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), Bisphenol A (BPA), an organic man-made compound, is a substance of “very high con...