Plastics industry caught out over oestrogenic chemical

New research conducted in the USA has shown that bisphenol A, a chemical widely used in epoxy resins, causes oestrogenic effects in male mice at doses close to those to which humans are exposed through eating canned food, and may explain diseases of the prostate gland in adults. The results contradict recent assertions by the European plastics industry that bisphenol A is not an endocrine disruptor.

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