June 19, 2009

BPA under fire from new studies

And the bisphenol-A (BPA) cycle of "is it safe or not?" goes on...

Several studies have again come out mostly from the Endocrine Society and none of them were pleasing to the BPA manufacturers' (and consumers') ears. First stop is during the Endocrine Society's annual meeting which was held last week in Washington, DC.

The following papers were presented that according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have not been peer-reviewed or published in scientific literature.
  • Bisphenol-A Exposure In Utero Leads to Epigenetic Changes and Altered Developmental Programming, by Hugh Taylor, MD
  • Low-Dose Bisphenol A Promotes Arrhythmogenesis in the Female Heart Via Alteration of Calcium Handling, by Scott M. Belcher, PhD
  • Oral Exposure of Female Rhesus Monkeys..., by Frederick vom Saal, PhD.
ACC said few details were available in the abstracts and the scientists themselves bypass the scientific process in favor of sensationalism.

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