We All Have It… So, how bad is it?

Published: 31 May 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS

According to a story in the LA Times from May 31, 2006, “The chemical, bisphenol A or BPA, is used in the manufacturing of hard, polycarbonate plastic of baby bottles, microwave cookware and other consumer goods and has been detected in nearly every human body tested.”

The story talks about the link of these chemicals to prostrate cancer in men: “… scientists have found that exposure to a chemical that leaks from plastic causes genetic changes in animals’ developing prostate glands that are precursors of the most common form of cancer in males.” The story noted that “one of every six men develops prostate cancer, a rate that has increased over the past thirty years.”

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