Estrogen altering chemical is commonly used in food packaging

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First it was the toxic pet food and now this. This study was done in 2005. Kind of a long time to wait to issue a recall.

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA), widely used in products such as food cans, milk container linings, water pipes and even dental sealants, has now been found to disrupt important effects of estrogen in the developing brain.
A University of Cincinnati (UC) research team, headed by Scott Belcher, PhD, reports in two articles in the December 2005 edition of the journal Endocrinology that BPA shows negative effects in brain tissue "at surprisingly low doses."

The research was supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

"These new studies are also the first to show that estrogen's rapid signaling mechanisms are active in the developing and maturing brain in regions not thought to be involved with sexual differences or reproductive functions," Dr. Belcher said.


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051203123328.htm

This might explain why male fish in the Potomac River and other places are showing up with eggs in the testicles.
 

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hypatia
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I recall hearing about this in the late 90's. I personaly gave up many plastics at that time. BPA should be done away with in our food chain.
 

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