Bisphenol A and prostate development

Published: 17 September 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

This article speaks about the Environment and Ecology article entitled, “Estrogenic chemicals in plastic and oral contraceptives disrupt development of the fetal mouse prostate and urethra.” The author of the journal article speaks about the reasons why the article has gained so much mainstream attention:

“Our paper concerned the adverse effects on development of the prostate and urethra in male mouse fetuses as a result of fetal exposure to drugs and chemicals in the environment that are potent estrogens. We fed pregnant mice a chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), at a dose 5 times lower than the dose that the US-EPA currently states is a safe daily intake amount for humans (called the reference dose). According to findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other research, the amount of BPA in 95% of people in the USA exceeds the amount of BPA that would result from the dose we administered in this study.”

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