Bisphenol A linked to breast cancer

Published: 28 August 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS reports that a new study, published in the journal Chemistry & Biology, has shown that Bisphenol A, a chemical found in harder plastics, might promote breast cancer. According to the article, researchers from Indiana University recently found that breast tumor cells convert bisphenol sulfate back into BPA, which can be easily taken up into tumor cells.

Mike Adams, a consumer health advocate, explains that “the reality is that chemicals in our foods, drugs and home environments are undeniably contributing to skyrocketing rates of breast cancer and prostate cancer … and bisphenol-A very likely plays a significant role in disrupting the normal metabolic balance of hormone-sensitive tissues and organs.”

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