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Bisphenol-A (BPA) does not seem to be good for you

SwedishAdvocate

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…/ Research on animals has previously suggested that the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) could threaten foetal survival but until now there have been limited studies on humans.

The new findings from Stanford University, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's annual conference in Boston, suggest that high levels of contact with the chemical found in many plastics could dramatically increase the likelihood of miscarriage.

The scientists behind the study said that it was impossible to avoid all contact with the substance, which is used in plastic packaging, tinned products and cash register receipts, but recommending limiting the impact of exposure.

In particular, they advised pregnant women to avoid cooking or warming foods in plastic containers, as chemicals leak far more quickly at higher temperatures, and to avoid letting plastic bottles of drinks get warm in the sun. [...


Source: Pregnant women warned of 80pc increased risk of miscarriage from food heated in plastic - Telegraph

Published: 12:01 AM BST 14 Oct 2013
 
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SwedishAdvocate

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNING

Hormone-disturbing chemicals a "global threat"

Updated: [tuesday] 19 [feb 2013 at] 15:25 ([published tuesday] 19 [feb 2013 at] 13:43) , Radio Sweden /.../

An international team of experts from the World Health Organization led by a Swedish professor at Stockholm University reported today that evidence linking hormone-disturbing chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade. The researchers warned of a "global threat" and said action must be taken.

"Chronic diseases related to the endocrine system have become more common and are on the rise and we can show that there is a connection between these diseases and hormone-disturbing chemicals," Åke Bergman, a professor at Stockholm University, tells news agency TT[SUP]1[/SUP].

Bergman says that authorities should regulate at least 1,000 chemicals to start with. Hormone-disturbing chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are found in many common plastic products.

Endocrine related diseases include breast, testicular, thyroid, and prostate cancer, as well as obesity/diabetes, low sperm counts and fertility problems.

Bergman says the increased incidence of these chronic diseases cannot be explained by genetics alone.


Source: Hormone-disturbing chemicals a a "global threat" - Radio Sweden | /...


1. The news agency TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå [The Newspapers' Telegram Bureau]) is the only wire service in Sweden with a history dating back to the 1920's. It is privately owned by the largest Swedish media houses.


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TT [The Newspapers' Telegram Bureau]

[TT – The Newspapers' Telegram Bureau] - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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