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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has re-evaluated the risks of Bisphenol A (BPA) and proposes a lowering of the tolerable daily intake (TDI) from 4 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day to 0.04 nanograms.
BPA is present in food packages containing polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Examples of these packages are water bottles, baby feed bottles, food cans and drink containers. By migrating into the food, BPA threatens the human health by its endocrine disrupting properties and adverse effects on the immune system. The measurement of the EFSA is an example of the growing world-wide awareness of the health risks caused by BPA.
R-Biopharm Nederland offers an EuroProxima ELISA test for the quantitative detection of BPA in milk and water. This ELISA does not measure the migration of BPA from the plastic, but detects the actual concentration of BPA that is present in the food matrix.
You can find more information about this test here.