The Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group promotes the business interests and general welfare of the polycarbonate and bisphenol A (BPA) industry through relevant technical, communications, and public policy activities. The membership consists of most of the major manufacturers of polycarbonate plastic and BPA worldwide.

BPA Overview

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the most thoroughly tested chemicals used today and has a safety track record of over half a century. Regulatory bodies around the world have reviewed the science and have found BPA to be safe. BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastic and a chemically related kind of polymeric material called an epoxy resin.

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  • Facts About BPA
    Visit this Web site to learn about BPA facts, statistics, and myths regarding this chemical and its many applications.

  • Additional Resources
    Get access to multiple educational resources on BPA, including informational videos and printable infographics on how BPA fits into our everyday lives.

  • BPA News
    Read the latest news on BPA from multiple media outlets.
  • U.S. Government Studies
    Learn about studies on BPA conducted by U.S. government agencies from the last 15 years, including reports from the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Toxicology Program.
  • Bisphenol A, an Ingredient in Polycarbonate Plastic
    Comprehensive resource for environmental, health and safety information about BPA.

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  • The CLARITY Study
    CLARITY is a multipronged U.S. federal government research program designed to assess the potential health effects of long-term exposure to BPA. The key element of the program -- the core study -- is the largest study every conducted on BPA and has been undertaken by expert scientists at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory..

  • FDA’s Perspective on BPA
    Based on government research, along with results from other studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reconfirmed the question "Is BPA Safe?" "Yes." In the last several years, U.S. federal government scientists have been conducting in-depth studies to answer key questions and clarify uncertainties about the safety of BPA. To date, more than 20 of these studies have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

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