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May 31, 2005

Chemical linked to breast cancer

Topics: Health Issues

A new study links the compound bisphenol-A or BPA, also used in plastic can and dental sealants. The study has prompted environmentalists to call for far tighter regulation of such chemicals. Researchers said that the compound is linked to the growth of mammary glands in female mice in a way that made them more likely to develop breast cancer and to respond unusually to estrogen, which fuels most breast cancer in humans.    More ...

Posted by Hyscience at May 31, 2005 12:21 PM



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