||Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011 - 9:38:09 AM
A new study of bisphenol A,
an estrogenic chemical linked to increased breast cancer risk, suggests
that it lingers in the body longer than previously thought. Scientists
tested the theory that BPA is flushed from the body shortly after
exposure by looking at levels of the chemical in fasting individuals.
Researchers noted that while some BPA is eliminated rapidly, low levels
persist. This is a significant concern, since even very low levels of
BPA can affect fetal development and increase the risk of developing
breast cancer later in life. BPA has also just recently been show to
interfere with chemotherapy. The FDA, meanwhile, is sticking to its own
theory that BPA is safe.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: BPA lingers in body »
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