BPA and other “Endocrine Disruptors” Linked to Breast Cancer

Published: 26 March 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the “Seattle Post-Intelligencer,” a class of chemicals called “endocrine disruptors,” such as the plastics chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, may increase some women’s risk of breast cancer. According to the article, studies done on rats have shown that prenatal exposure to BPA causes genetic changes to the breast tissue that later in life lead to increased rates of breast cancer. Only a small fraction of breast cancer cases can reportedly be explained by a genetic predisposition or other known risk factors.

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