Nov. 11, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ – A panel of 30 experts from Canada, the U.S. and Europe have concluded that there should be no health concerns from BPA in packaged food or drink containers.

The panel was assembled by the UN’s World Health Organization to address growing fears that the use of the chemical bisphenol A in food packaging, baby bottles and other containers is dangerous to human health.

Canada has banned the use of BPA in baby bottles over concerns that the chemical can affect early childhood development. Many major food manufacturers are exploring alternatives. BPA is used in polycarbonate bottles and expoxy lining of food cans.

Numerous studies have suggested that even at low levels BPA can trigger breast cancer, obesity and early onset of puberty.

But the conclusion of a week-long review of all available studies and literature by the experts assembled here was that the levels of the chemical in the human body are very low and quickly eliminated. The panel also said that other sources of BPA, such as dental treatments, house dust, cash register receipts and thermal papers are of “minor relevance.”

The UN-sponsored group said that the body quickly eliminates BPA through urination.

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