BPA Increases Risk of Cancer in Human Prostate Tissue, Study Shows – Science Daily

As our legislature begins, a bill to ban fire retardant and other chemicals from Puget Sound is going to be promoted by the Toxics Coalition and supported by our Olympic Peninsula State Representatives, Kevin Van de Wege and Steve Tharinger. Here’s a good reason why you should support it also.

Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts can increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago published Jan. 7 online in the journal Endocrinology. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is widely used to soften plastics. Steering clear of the chemical is nearly impossible, says Gail Prins, professor of physiology at UIC and lead author of the paper.


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