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Have you heard the BS on BPA?

Once again, it seems like just cause I have cancer, that's all I hear about.

Last night it was a TV commercial for a local hospital, today it's an advertisement on AOL. Now I know that new studies come out all the time, and for every study that proves one thing, there's another that proves something else. I for one get tired of hearing about it, and personally think that the researcher just throw in cancer for good measure and to cover their butts!
I mean seriously, are they implying that I got breast cancer cause my mom bottle-fed me? Or is it because I drink a lot of canned beverages?
Below are the highlights from the article, which can be found HERE:

Time to Give BPA the Boot?
Rodent studies of bisphenol A, used in polycarbonate bottles, food cans and other products, have linked the synthetic estrogen to a host of human diseases. Scientists say the chemical can alter cell behavior at very low levels -- in the parts per trillion range -- yet humans are consistently exposed to BPA at levels 10 to 100 times greater.

Which Products Contain BPA
BPA is found in the resin in can linings, in the polycarbonate in baby bottles, in dental sealants and elsewhere. The longer a liquid sits in a container made of BPA, the more BPA can leach into the product.

Who's Most at Risk
Scientist sat fetuses and infants are especially at risk because they are still developing major parts of their body and BPA can alter how their genes are activated. In experiments that looked at the reproductive systems of rodents -- which scientists say are comparable to humans -- doses similar to what a newborn would ingest from a bottle caused cells to divide at a faster rate and led to enlarged prostates and, eventually, prostate cancer.

Adverse Health Affects
Some medical conditions that have been associated with BPA in rodents:· Early onset of puberty· Obesity· Diabetes· Hyperactivity· Breast cancer· Impaired immune function· Sperm defects· Prostate cancer and disease· Impaired reproductive developmentLinks between BPA and prostate cancer have only been shown in rats.

An Opposing View
The American Chemistry Council, an industry group, notes that BPA has been used safely for decades and is an important ingredient that makes plastics flexible and shatter-resistant.And Rick Locker, an attorney for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, says parents can be confident that products made with BPA are safe. Locker notes that the Food and Drug Administration has not found that BPA poses a risk to children.

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