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Cancer Prevention and Education Society - New report questions validity of EFSA’s approach to analysing safety of BPA

The Policy from Science Project from the Cancer Prevention and Education Society has released a critical appraisal of the European Food Safety Authority’s analysis of the toxicity of Bisphenol A (BPA), finding "major methodological obstacles to accepting that EFSA’s draft 2014 Opinion on BPA is a valid synthesis of the evidence of BPA’s toxicity".

This is the first time such an analysis has been published and follows development of a toolkit for the critical appraisal of chemical risk assessments, and the development of a conceptual framework for reform of risk assessment based on systematic review methods used in evidence-based medicine.

The results of the analysis were presented at EFSA’s follow-up meeting to the public consultation on its Opinion on the safety of bisphenol A (BPA). The findings were well-received by the agency, which appears to be responding to sustained criticism of its approach to risk assessment with increased openness and genuine intent to reform.

The report is available here

Source of image: Science Project for Policy website

Last updated on 15 May 2014

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