WEBINAR: BPA and Health / Is Any Exposure Safe?

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Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET (12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT)

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Website: http://beverageinstitute.org/us/webinar/bpa-and-health/

Who: The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute For Health & Wellness

 

Continuing Education: RD, DTR: 1.0 (Level 2) CPE credit hour

Format: Webinar (50-minute: Internet-based presentation with 10 minute Q&A session)

Cost: This online educational activity is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

Target Audience: Registered dietitians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who wish to better understand the science related to BPA and the risk of exposure to their patient population.

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Human exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is almost ubiquitous in surveyed industrialized societies. It is used worldwide as a starting material for the coating inside metal-based food and beverage cans that serves as a protective barrier against contamination. It is also used in the manufacture of products ranging from shatter-resistant bottles, medical devices, dental sealants, and reusable plastic food and beverage containers, to some paper receipts, tableware and sports safety equipment.

There has been increased interest in the safety of BPA related to its ability to bind estrogen receptors and its membership in the group of environmental pollutants called endocrine disruptors. The concern that BPA is toxic to humans at current exposures has been fueled by widespread reference to BPA toxicity studies as “low dose” by scientists, the media, political entities and non-governmental organizations, which has led to the belief that exposure levels in these studies are similar to humans.

Learning Objectives:

After this activity, participants will be able to:

• Summarize the main issues and the sources of controversy (health effects of concern, exposure, sample contamination) related to BPA exposure.

• Discuss what is known about BPA exposure, including sources of exposure, data on normal human exposure levels and why scientists are confident in those data, and what data gaps exist.

• Explain how human exposures compare to levels that are seen with estrogenic effects in cells and animals.

• Explain what is meant by “low dose” in the context of BPA exposure and risk.

• Convey a broad summary of how one might interpret BPA exposure in terms of public health risks.

• Explain what epidemiology studies can, and cannot, tell us about the effects of BPA exposure on human health.

 

Πηγή: http://www.beverageinstitute.org/

 

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WEBINAR: BPA and Health / Is Any Exposure Safe?
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Νοεμβρίου 5, 2013 1:00 pm
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Νοεμβρίου 5, 2013 2:00 pm
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The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute For Health & Wellness