Tupperware materials Certain plastics are controversial, but wrongly so! Below are answers to some key questions raised on certain materials used in making certain Tupperware products. What is BPA? What is its purpose? BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a chemical mainly used in association with other chemical substances to manufacture certain plastics and resins. BPA is used, for example, in preparing polycarbonate, a high performance transparent rigid plastic used in particular for manufacturing food containers, prescription lenses, CDs, DVDs, etc. Is BPA toxic? If so, in what conditions? What are the risks? All global standards (European, US, Australian and New Zealand) support that there is no consumer health risk from bisphenol A exposure, and no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels.
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