Study Links BPA Exposure to Possible Breast Cancer Later in Life

Published: 21 March 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to a recent independently conducted scientific study, developmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), “a molecule used to make a very common plastic,” may cause harmful effects in humans as the chemical allegedly accelerates mammary gland development and alters how the gland tissues are formed. The study asserts that the “consequences of this very early alteration in breast tissue development are likely to increase vulnerability to breast cancers later in life.” According to the article, such findings are consistent with studies previously conducted on the subject.

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