Does the FasciaBlaster Contain BPA?
Attention FasciaBlaster users! As you know we’re always looking out for our amazing Blasters and recently we’ve had some questions regarding BPA in the FasciaBlaster. As always, we took to the science to research this concern, and we’re excited to release this official statement!
The FasciaBlaster® is made of hard polymer plastic with trace amounts of BPA. As with all hard plastics, in order for BPA to be released, it must be heated to 318 degrees Fahrenheit (158.889 Celsius). Since human tissue destructs when it’s heated beyond 162 °F, and there is no way someone could use the FasciaBlaster at that temperature, we feel it’s safe to say the FasciaBlaster does not release or transfer any BPA.
We have already studied the blood results, ultrasound images, and other tests that showed that stress to the liver and other indicators for trauma were within healthy metabolic levels and there were no traces of BPA. We are including some resources and information for your reference, and please feel free to do your own research.
In order for the FasciaBlaster or any hard plastic (such as eyeglasses) to release BPA, the plastic would have to be heated to 318 degrees Fahrenheit. Since a human being cannot withstand that level of heat, we assume that the FasciaBlaster, while in use, would never release BPA. It is completely safe to use.
In addition, there have been ZERO transmissions to the skin from hard plastics. The only transmission to the skin of BPA is in thermal paper such as receipts, tickets, and even money. The FasciaBlaster® is not made from thermal paper.
BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. The FDA states “As is the case when foods are in direct contact with any packaging material, small, measurable amounts of the packaging materials may migrate into food and can be consumed with it.” The FDA’s current perspective, based on its most recent safety assessment, is that BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods. Based on the FDA’s ongoing safety review of scientific evidence, the available information continues to support the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses in food containers and packaging. This is irrelevant to the use of the FasciaBlaster, because it is not consumable, and is not a container for food or beverage.
Uses of all substances that migrate from packaging into food, including BPA, are subject to premarket approval by FDA as indirect food additives or food contact substances. Since the FasciaBlaster isn’t used for consumption of food or drink, the FasciaBlaster cannot have BPA transmitted onto the consumer, unless the consumer were to heat the FasciaBlaster to 318 degrees Fahrenheit and then consume it or something that came in contact with it.
In the fall of 2014, FDA experts from across the agency who specialize in toxicology, analytical chemistry, endocrinology, epidemiology, and other fields, completed a four-year review of more than 300 scientific studies. The FDA review has not found any information in the evaluated studies to prompt a revision of FDA’s safety assessment of BPA in food packaging at this time. It found that pharmacokinetic and biomonitoring data continue to support our understanding that BPA is quickly and efficiently metabolized once ingested.
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What is BPA, and what are the concerns about BPA?