Chemical exposure and prostate cancer development

Published: 6 June 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, scientists have found “evidence of a direct link between chemical exposure while in the womb and prostate cancer development later in life.”

Reported in the June edition of the journal “Cancer Research” by Shuk-Mei Ho, professor and chair of UC’s Environmental Health Department, and Gail Prins, professor of urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, this research found that animals exposed to “low doses of the natural human estrogen estradiol, or the environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA), during fetal development were more likely to develop a precursor of prostate cancer in humans than those who were not exposed.”

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