Food safety

Toxicological and health aspects of bisphenol A


Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English



The main topics are:

  • chemistry and analytical methods;
  • occurrence of BPA in food, including possible migration from food contact materials;
  • exposure to BPA from different sources, including specifically exposure through food as a result of migration from food contact materials;
  • biochemistry and toxicity of BPA;
  • review of epidemiological studies (human data);
  • dose–response assessment;
  • human health risk characterization, including consideration of sensitive subpopulations and sensitive life stages; and
  • consideration of alternatives to BPA.