Bisphenol A still at large, despite available food packaging options free of toxic chemicals

Published: 12 May 2005
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS reports on a scientific study conducted by a University of Cincinnati scientific team that reveals that BPA disrupts the effects of estrogen in the developing brain “at surprisingly low doses.” According to the article, prior scientific research has implicated BPA in disease or developmental problems, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, brain development and long-term health risks associated with fetal exposures.

Adding to the growing body of scientific evidence indicating that Bisphenol A (BPA) should not be used for food contact materials, Scott Belcher, head of the scientific study, says, “In the face of more than 100 studies published in peer-reviewed journals showing the detrimental effects of BPA, the chemical industry and federal regulatory agencies have resisted banning BPA from plastics used as food and beverage containers, despite the fact that plastics free of BPA and other toxic chemicals are available.”

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