Edited on 09/05/2013
The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the chemical engineering school ENSCM Montpellier are conducting research on a new process that will make it possible to avoid using Bisphenol A in the synthesis of epoxy resins, through the use of bio-sourced tannins. The process also makes it possible to substitute epichlorohydrin (which is classed as a carcinogen) with an enzyme when synthesising the resin.
Edited on 07/02/2013
INERIS is currently conducting a survey on BPA use in thermal paper (till receipts, etc.) and the possible solutions for its substitution. As part of this study, the Institute is launching a call for contributions.
Edited on 06/28/2013
In March 2013, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) published the results of an assessment of the risks posed by BPA to human health, including a review of the current alternatives to BPA and a report on compounds from the bisphenol family. 73 potential alternative solutions were identified.
Edited on 01/23/2013
Low concentrations of Bisphenol A are sufficient to produce a negative effect on human testicles.
Edited on 01/19/2013
The United Nations' Third International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM3) was held in September 2012.
Edited on 01/19/2013
One of the substitutes for BPA, Bisphenol S, is suspected to be an endocrine disruptor.
Edited on 09/17/2012
Molecular modelling is opening up new possibilities for the development of substances that are less harmful than BPA to human health.