Independent panel to evaluate widely used chemical, Bisphenol A

What: An independent panel of 15 scientists convened by the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR), of the NIEHS and National Toxicology Program, will review recent scientific data and reach conclusions regarding whether or not exposure to a commonly used chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) is hazardous to human development or reproduction.

Details about the meeting, including panelists and agenda, are posted on the NTP website http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/news/fedreg/fr-12-12-06.pdf

When: March 5, 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (Time is set aside on March 5th for oral public comments, limited to seven minutes per speaker or organization) March 6, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
March 7, 8:00 a.m. noon
Press Availability: Immediately following the meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2006 at approximately 12:30. The expert panel meeting may end earlier or later than 12:00, depending on when the panel completes its deliberations.

At the meeting, the expert panel will review and revise the draft expert panel report on BPA available at BPA Draft Report http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/chemicals/bisphenol/Bispehnol_A_Draft_Report.pdf and write its summary, conclusions and critical data needs. The 2.5 day scientific meeting is open to members of the public and the media.

Where: Washington Ballroom
Radisson Hotel Old Town
901 N. Fairfax Street,
Alexandria VA 22314-1501, USA
Tel: (703) 683-6000
Fax: (703) 683-7597

Why: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a high production volume chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastic and several types of resins. Polycarbonate plastics are widely used in a variety of

Contact: Robin Mackar
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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