Bisphenol A

"bisphénol A";BPA;"bisphenol A"


Identification of actions to reduce use of Bisphenol A (BPA) – Focus on items in contact with food

This report details the results of a survey conducted by INERIS in 2011 on the uses of and possible substitutes for Polycarbonate and Epoxy Resins (two Bisphenol-A-based materials) in food containers and utensils intended for the general public.

It contains a description of the items concerned and lists the alternatives currently available or under development.

Technical and economic data on chemical substances in France: Bisphenol A

This report contains reference data concerning Bisphenol A, including:

  • Basic technical and regulatory data
  • A summary of toxicology data
  • Information on the presence of BPA in the environment
  • A description of all the different uses of BPA, as well as the various polymers, resins and compounds made from BPA,
  • A list of the possible replacements for BPA and BPA-based materials


Seeking safer packaging. Ranking packaged food companies on BPA.

This report, published in 2010, sets out the conclusions of a survey conducted in the USA among companies operating in the food sector by Green Century Capital Management (a strategy consulting firm specialising in responsible investments, founded by an NGO partnership in 1991) and As you sow (an NGO founded in 1992) to determine the extent of the action they had taken or planned to take to replace BPA in food packaging. It follows on from the report published in 2009.

Effects of Bisphenol A on Health – Collective Expert Report. Knowledge concerning the uses of Bisphenol A – Research Report.

In September 2011, ANSES published two reports on BPA. The first details the results of a collective expert report on the health effects of BPA, studied at low doses on animals. The second looks at the uses of BPA in all its different applications.

Review of alternatives to BPA

ANSES has produced a report reviewing the possible alternatives to BPA in its different fields of application. BPA is primarily used in polycarbonate, in epoxy resins coating the inside of food tins, and as a developer in thermal paper (till receipts). 73 alternative solutions were identified. Link to the ANSES report on BPA replacement.

Another report, in two volumes, presents the results of a collective study assessing the risks posed by BPA to human health.