What is BPA?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in certain polycarbonate plastic products and in the lining of
some food and beverage cans.
Why is BPA a concern?
Exposure to BPA, a hormone-mimicking compound, is linked to health risks including early puberty,
reproductive harms, as well as some cancers. BPA has been known to leach from plastics and can linings
into our food and beverages. Studies have proven that heat (by microwaving, sterilizing, boiling or washing)
accelerates this leaching.
BPA in Legislation
The use of plastics made with BPA for food contact applications continues to be approved by the U.S.Food
and Drug Administration, however consumer concerns still remain. Four states (Connecticut, Maine,
Vermont and Washington) have already imposed bans on the manufacture, sale and distribution
of reusable food or beverage products containing BPA.Canada, Australia and the European Union
have banned baby bottles and cups containing BPA.
What You Can Do
If food contact products containing BPA are a concern within your organization, Hubert has many BPA-free
options that will eliminate those concerns so you can focus on your business.