Macho female mice and bisphenol A

Published: 14 May 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

This article from NewScientist.com asks the question, “When does a female mouse behave like a male?” And the answer the article gives is, “when you give it small doses of bisphenol A, a chemical that mimics the hormone oestrogen.”

The article titles bisphenol A as a “gender bender,” which “masculinises the brains of female mice” and is the base chemical for making plastics that are often used for bottles and food containers.

Ana Soto, a Tufts University scientist, says that when she infused mice with does of bispheonl A, that were equivalent to concentrations found by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in samples of human urine, her findings were based on “environmentally relevant levels of exposure.”

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