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Review of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Funding for Bisphenol A Safety Research

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical primarily used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, but it is also used in food and drink packaging. BPA in packaging may leach into food or drink and be consumed by humans. We will determine the extent to which National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS ) has conducted and funded research on the safety of BPA since 2000, as well as the roles that other HHS programs and agencies (National Toxicology Program, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) play in planning, funding, and conducting NIEHS's BPA research. We will also determine the extent to which NIEHS followed its grant application processes related to peer review when awarding funds for BPA research.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Nov-16 National Institutes of Health Review of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Funding for Bisphenol A Safety Research Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-01-15-00150 2017

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