As discussed in our May issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) recently released a report examining the effects of BPA on the immune system of foetuses and young children. In response, EFSA has set up a working group of experts to evaluate two new studies described in the report, and plans to issue a statement of its conclusion in the coming months. In addition, EFSA will re-evaluate BPA by 2018 after a 2-year study being conducted under the US National Toxicology Program becomes available, to determine whether its current temporary tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 4 µg/kg bw is sufficiently protective.

European Food Safety Authority (2016). Bisphenol A immune system safety to be reviewed. 26 April 2016. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/160426a

 

The above items were taken from the June 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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