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Bisphenol A triggers gene changes in people

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Fortunately, the FDA says that it’s perfectly safe because the plastics industry that uses it so heavily says that more studies are needed. From Science News:

Plastics ingredient causes genetic response
A new study shows for the first time that bisphenol A — a building block of some plastics and food-packaging materials — can trigger hormone-responsive gene changes in people. An international research team collected blood and urine from 96 male recruits. As urinary markers of BPA exposure rose, the likelihood that estrogen-responsive genes were activated in the blood also increased, an international team of scientists report online August 10 in Environmental Health Perspectives. Concentrations eliciting the changes were representative of those found in the general population. The authors conclude that BPA is active in humans “and that associations with hormone signaling and related disorders are biologically plausible.” —Janet Raloff

Written by LeisureGuy

27 August 2011 at 9:54 pm

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  1. Balderdash! There have been absolutely zero studies indicating genetic changes in corporate person genes, so it can’t be true. It is like sickle-cell anemia, affecting only a few unfortunate humans who have inherited the problem of being alive.

    Bill Bush

    28 August 2011 at 4:26 am

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