NIEHS Faces Scrutiny from Scientists about BPA Report and Program Funding

Published: 22 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to Environmental Health News, scientists worry that the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is cutting prevention programs in favor of treatment programs. Environmental Health News reports NIEHS has also recently come under scrutiny by several scientists after the Institute’s report on the plastics component bisphenol A (BPA) was released, concluding BPA poses little threat to consumers. Thirty-eight leading scientists have allegedly repudiated the report, claiming there is great cause for concern that BPA could trigger cancer and reproductive abnormalities in humans.

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