Plastics Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer

Published: 23 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS

Sunday Star Times reports chemicals found in plastics drink bottles, baby bottles and food containers—such as bisphenol A (BPA)—are raising women’s risk of breast cancer. According to Dr. Maricel Maffini, a biologist specializing the environmental causes of breast cancer, certain plastics chemicals can leach out of plastics food and beverage containers into the products contained. According to the article, breast cancer rates have increased from one in 22 US women in the 1940s to one in every seven women in 2004.

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