Campaign partner Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) recently responded to the risk assessment report of bisphenol A, released by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) on 9 April.
RES welcomes the report, where the institutional expertise of the Agency has in many respects changed significantly, despite pressures that were exerted on ANSES
- Systematic review of all the literature instead of considering only the studies from industry (meeting good laboratory practice);
- Recognition of specific toxicological paradigm of endocrine disruption, with priority given to the protection of the fetus;
- Weight given to the process of hazard identification and assessment and recognition of the limitations of risk assessment;
- Therefore, interpretation of scientific uncertainty in favour of a precautionary approach rather than inaction and regulatory status quo.
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