BPA 'poses no health risk': EU

The EU food safety watchdog says bisphenol A (BPA), poses no health risk to humans.

But it has also slashed recommended exposure levels to the compound used in food can linings and other products, as tests to detect it become more refined.

"BPA poses no health risk to consumers because current exposure to the chemical is too low to cause harm," the European Food Safety Authority says.

Its conclusions apply to all age groups, including unborn children, infants and adolescents.

However, because of more accurate tests, it has reduced