Bisphenol A and Breast Cancer

Published: 9 June 2005
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to, a chemical widely used in plastic food containers, baby bottles and cans, Bisphenol A (BPA), could be a factor in the development of breast cancer in women. Three US scientists have concluded that even low-level exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A alters the mammary glands of female mice, which makes them more likely to develop breast cancer. The study further concludes that most, if not all humans, have BPA in their bodies and “these alterations, were they to take place in humans, could contribute to an increase in breast cancer risk.”

This news comes after another blow to the plastics industry. According to a prior scientific study published by Environmental Health Perspectives, normal exposure to phthalates, chemicals that have been allegedly shown to leach out of plastic containers, could also “harm the genital development of unborn baby boys.”

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