Scientist Compares BPA Harm to that of Cigarettes

Published: 16 January 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Columbian Missourian” reports the use of bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like chemical found in hard plastics and metal food cans, “poses a threat” and “will shorten lives,” according to MU scientist Frederick vom Saal. The chemical reportedly leaches from plastics and cans, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is linked to obesity, heart disease, and cancers.

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