“…The news just keeps getting worse for bisphenol A.
Lab and animal research has linked it to reproductive disorders, obesity, diabetes, and cancers sensitive to hormonal activity – like those of the breast and prostate.
Studies show that more than the vast majority of Americans have measurable levels of BPA in their urine (though as Sydney Brownstone wrote on this blog yesterday, Old Order Mennonites seem to have less) —
- not surprising given that the chemical is used in thousands of consumer products – including cans and plastic packaging for food and beverages.
Now a new study from China has found an association, for the first time, between human exposure to BPA and brain tumors.
The kind of tumor, called meningioma, is usually benign and occurs more frequently in women than in men.
Since female hormones appear to fuel the growth of meningioma tumors -
- it’s not surprising that an endocrine-disrupting chemical like BPA -
- which mimics estrogen in the body -
- could play a similar role…”
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