Bisphenol A (BPA) has historically been a concern in plastic products. However, BPA has recently been detected in various clothing items, raising concerns about adverse human health effects and leading to calls for enforceable regulatory limits. Many groups have equated BPA content in clothing with exposure and have called for unreasonably low limits under the premise of protecting human health. While protection of human health is the primary concern, a lack of understanding of exposure and accompanying risk could lead to erroneous decisions. The purpose of this session is to discuss the various considerations involved in determining reasonable exposures. The speaker's goal is to introduce attendees to the concept of determining reasonable exposures, thus allowing for refined risk characterizations. The speaker will also demonstrate the model's utility by applying it to examples where BPA is detected in clothing to determine reasonable exposures and accompanying human health risks, as the ability to accurately determine exposures and the resulting risks or lack thereof enables various stakeholders to make informed decisions.
0.5 Contact Hours