THE PLASTIC WE USE
glassFORever works with several different types of plastic. They each have their advantages:
* We do not recommend melamine, as recycling of melamine plastic is difficult and acids, fat and salt can dissolve melamine into your food.
Bioplastics is not recommended - read here why
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical compound that acts as a building block in the production of polycarbonate plastic (PC) and epoxy resins. When bisphenol A is converted to plastic, a very small residual residue remains in the plastic.
Bisphenol A can be found in (for example):
Is bisphenol A dangerous for humans?Due to its widespread use, bisphenol A is one of the most tested substances in the world. Over the past 10 years, bisphenol A has been the subject of repeated risk assessments by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) experts.EFSA has, several times and no later than January 2015, assessed that bisphenol A does not pose a health risk in the amounts exposed to humans.glassFORever is closely following Danish and international experts' assessments of bisphenol A.
Limit on how much bisphenol A can be consumed daily throughout your life without the risk of side effects - 0.004 mg./kg. body weight / day (decrease from 0.05 mg./kg January 2015).
This limit value is set based on the amount where no effects are seen - and this figure has then been further divided by a safety factor of 150. Food test: Overall migration limit of max. 10 mg / dm²
Impossible to reach the limit value
Although bisphenol A is accepted in very small quantities in foods, it is simply not possible for ordinary people to be exposed to bisphenol A in quantities corresponding to the set limit value through food and beverages.
EFSA's risk assessment shows that even the absolute highest intake of bisphenol A in consumers is 3-4 times lower than the limit value
If pregnant women are worried about drinking of a plastic glass made in the material PC, we would suggest using a plastic glass in the material C+ copolyester or SAN, or some other service during the pregnant period. After all, there is no complete consensus among experts on how much BPA a person can withstand.
In glassFORever, we are not concerned about drinking glass with BPA, even if we were pregnant or for our smaller children - all glassFORever products comply 100% with the BPA limit value.