Plastics chemical alters female brains

Published: 7 June 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS

From Science News – Environmental Science & Technology, comes this story on the latest study, published in the journal Endocrinology, by Beverly Rubin, an associate professor of cellular biology at Tufts University. The story says:

“Research renews debate over the toxicity of bisphenol A, a plastics chemical found in humans. A chemical that leaches out of plastics has been discovered to modify the developing brains of female mice, who later behave much more like their brethren. This latest study builds on a growing body of literature about the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) and raises questions about its effects in humans.”

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