This week Campbell’s Soup Company announced that they are phasing out bisphenol A (BPA) in their canned food linings.
BPA is a chemical that can imitate human estrogen and is thought by some health care providers to be harmful to health. BPA is commonly used additive in food packaging and dental sealants.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also reported that they will make a decision by March 30th on whether to the ban the use of bisphenol A in food and beverage packaging.
Warned one dentist, “It’s a dangerous chemical that we are placing in a sensitive area, free to leech out 24 hours a day.”
Another dentist said, “The cumulative release of BPA from composites appears to be minimal from the available research.”
Recently there’s been a lot of negative publicity about bisphenol A being linked to heart disease, obesity and diabetes. In light of these recent reports, The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they have dental safety concerns over dental composites.
Click on Play to hear how the dentists responded to the survey —
What are your thoughts on the use of BPA in cosmetic dentistry?