Plastics Chemicals May Be Linked to Onset of Early Puberty in Girls

Published: 28 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a new report published by San Francisco’s Breast Cancer Fund says girls, particularly African American girls, are hitting puberty earlier, and environmental toxins, obesity, and psychological stressors are all cited as possible reasons for the trend. Phthalates, bisphenol A, and dioxins—all found in certain plastics products—are reportedly a few of the culprits often cited by environmental health advocates as contributors to earlier puberty onset.

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