Next meeting Oct 4, Th, noon

October 1, 2007 at 6:49 pm 1 comment

Our next meeting will look at two articles on bisphenol A

  • Low-level neonatal exposure to bisphenol A adversely impacts mice when they become adults, Aug 3, 2007 (Link)
  • In utero or neonatal exposure to bisphenol A alters methylation of DNA and is linked to disease as adults. Some DNA changes can be negated through maternal food supplements, July 30, 2007 (Link)

Additional background

  • The government will soon weigh in on the safety of Bisphenol A, an estrogen-mimicking chemical now found in the bodies of most Americans. Bisphenol A is used in plastic toys, bottles and other containers, and a growing body of research shows people are carrying the chemical at levels know to cause immune, neurological and reproductive problems in lab animals. Living on Earth’s Ashley Ahearn reports. (Living on Earth Aug 3, 2007)
  • WHEN IT COMES TO safety issues, the high-production-volume chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is used to make polycarbonate food and drink containers and is found in plastic resins, has engendered sharp controversy. This controversy was highlighted over the past month as two government-convened groups came up with almost diametrically opposed assessments of potential human health risks from BPA. C&E News’ Bette Hileman reports (C&E News Sept 3, 2007)
  • A comprehensive resource for environmental, health and safety information about bisphenol A (BPA). (web site sponsored by the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group, a chemical-plastics industry group)
  • While Bisphenol A was first synthesized in 1891, the first evidence of its estrogenicity came from experiments in the 1930’s feeding BPA to ovariectomised rats (Our Stolen Future: latest news & background on BPA)

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