Scientists claim Sciences International report has “pro-industry bias”

Published: 18 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the LA Times, Sciences International’s (SI) contract with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences was terminated due to the company’s reported financial ties to the chemical industry. According to the article, some scientists who study bisphenol A, a reported compound in polycarbonate plastic linked to prostate cancer and other reproductive effects, say that SI’s draft report on the chemical appears to have a pro-industry bias because it omits some findings and downplays some of the chemical’s risks.

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