U.S. News & World Report - 1.13.10
"A previously reported link between exposure to the plastics chemical
bisphenol A and heart disease stands, reports a new study published
online January 12 in PLoS ONE.
Added to previous work, the finding provides a third prong of
evidence implicating the chemical in cardiovascular and metabolic
problems, notes Richard Stahlhut of the Center for Reproductive
Epidemiology at the University of Rochester in New York. “It’s becoming
a coherent picture that really does fit together,” says Stahlhut, who
was not involved in the research. “If these all connect, we really do
have a problem...
Stahlhut cautions that there is still a lot about BPA that warrants
investigation. Chlorinated BPA is detectable in the fat tissue of women
and children, scientists from Spain reported in 2007 and 2008. “This
plus this, plus this, means we better chase this,” Stahlhut says.”
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