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Joint FAO/WHO expert meeting to review toxicological and health aspects of BPA - Nov. 1-5

A Joint FAO/WHO expert meeting to review the toxicological and health aspects of bisphenol A is taking place Nov. 1-5. The meeting will be held in the Governor General 1 Room at the Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Canada. The meeting is supported by the European Food Safety Authority, Health Canada, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the meeting announcement, experts will assess the safety of BPA, consider possible alternatives and summarize available information regarding uses and public health concerns. Specific topics to be addressed include: mechanisms of toxic action of BPA; exposure assessments of BPA from dietary sources; and human health risk assessments of BPA, including consideration of sensitive sub-populations and sensitive life-stages. For more information, go to: www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/chemicals/BPA_Stakeholder.pdf

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