Gov’t Program Releases New Findings on Dangers of BPA

By Kristie Turck •  Published 04/16/08 •  2 min read

Well, well, well. Looks like it’s not “just a money making ploy” after all. The federal National Toxicology Program said today that rats injected with low doses of BPA developed precancerous tumors, urinary tract problems and had early puberty. Who’d a thunk it?

The federal National Toxicology Program said Tuesday that experiments on rats found precancerous tumors, urinary tract problems and early puberty when the animals were fed or injected with low doses of the plastics chemical bisphenol A.

While such animal studies only provide “limited evidence” of bisphenol’s developmental risks, the group’s draft report stresses the possible effects on humans “cannot be dismissed.” The group is made up of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration and the Institutes of Health. Read article…

This isn’t news to us here at Safe Mama, but we sure are glad it’s getting some real media attention.

If you’re landing here as a new visitor, please take some time to read over some of our available resources on Bisphenol-a (BPA).