New Report Says BPA Is Safe at Low Levels

Europe's food safety department found that people are not exposed to BPA at harmful levels.
1:33 | 01/22/15

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For years we've been told to steer clear of bpa. But some researchers now say the chemical may have been unjustly getting a bad wrap. More now from ABC's Mara schiavocampo. Reporter: This morning, a controversial new report says bpa may not be bad for you after all. Europe's food safety watchdog finding people are not getting enough bpa in their systems to harm them saying there is no health concern for any age group from dietary exposure or from aggregated exposure. Bpa is used to firm up plastic containers, keep canned food fresh and even in some cash register receipts. We as consumers, we are all exposed to P about. We're exposed to bpa every day. Reporter: Fears about its safety have led to a broad bpa-free industry. Voluntary removed from many products and banned from baby bottles and toys. But responding to the european report, the fda agrees bpa is safe at low levels. Telling ABC news in a statement "The available information continues to support the safety of bpa for the currently approved uses in food containers and packaging." The new report does acknowledge more research is needed. Especially when it comes to bpa absorbed into the skin from cash register receipts. Bpa is a very difficult chemical to study. And so there's a lot of unanswered questions right now. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, New York.

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