BPA and the Brain study gets more funding from the NIEHS

Published: 27 September 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The Business Courier reports on a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to help University of Cincinatti researcher, Scott Belcher, continue his research into the effects of environmental estrogens on the developing brain.

According to the article, “Last year Belcher and his team published two articles in the journal Endocrinology showing that “surprisingly low doses” of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), widely used in products such as food can linings, milk containers, water pipes and dental sealants, affects developing brain tissue.”

Belcher says, “Findings from our lab and others across the world already show that the health risk from estrogens in everyday packaging is important and has the potential of being a major human health problem.”

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