Questioning Plastics Chemicals – Are they Bad for Human Health?

Published: 17 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to this article from the USA Today, new scientific research has found a link between a chemical compound used in everyday products (including plastics food and beverage containers) and chromosomal damage in mice that spans generations. The experiments focused on bisphenol A (of which 6 billion pounds are produced annually) and the correlation with reproductive dysfunction, including chromosomal abnormalities. According to Dorothy Warburton, a professor of clinical genetics and development at Columbia University in New York, “I always tell my students we don’t know of anything in the environment that causes [such abnormalities] … Now I have to tell them we do.” According to the researcher, Patricia A. Hunt, numerous other studies in mice and rats have found similar reproductive effects.

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