French Agency releases new BPA assessment

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.

Press release in FR here
Full reports in FR: volume 1 here – volume 2 here
Opinion in EN here

 

Post provided by campaign partner Réseau Environnement Santé (RES)