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Exposure to BPA via Food in the Netherlands is Very Limited

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The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has determined that the total intake of Bisphenol A (BPA) via food in the Netherlands is very limited. The determination was made as part of a study conducted by RIVM on dietary sources of BPA.  The study found that no single food sources contributed significantly to BPA exposure, rather all food sources tested each made a “small” contribution.  Furthermore, RIVM reported that BPA exposure was a factor of 30 less than the current tolerable daily intake (TDI) even under the most unfavorable circumstances..

The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) asked RIVM to investigate which food sources contributed most to the exposure of BPA in the Netherlands, as well as the quantities involved, pending the completion of the re-evaluation of BPA by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).