Health Risks Associated with Bisphenol A (BPA)
There have been over one-hundred studies that link BPA as a contaminate that can cause cancer and other health conditions in exposed people. Low levels of BPA have been found to be more dangerous than high levels of BPA in one study. [Wetherill et al 2002] This is cause for concern when considering the study conducted by the CDC that showed 95 percent of tested people had BPA present in their bloodstream.
The following studies are a few of the studies that raise concern about the use of BPA:
[Murray et al. 2006] Fetal rats exposed to BPA had an increased rate of adult breast cancer, with some rats developing breast cancer in as early as 95 days old. The tests experimented with different levels of BPA, including low levels similar to what humans are exposed to on a daily basis. All BPA levels including low levels, increased breast cancer rates in the rats.
[Sugiura-Ogasawara et al. 2005] Women who had recurrent miscarriages were found to have higher levels of BPA than other women.
[Vom Saal, F and C Hughes. 2005] Scientific studies on BPA were analyzed. The conclusion was that low levels of BPA (lower than the FDA considers safe) causes cellular changes, alters fetal development, and adult physiology and development.
[UK's Exeter Peninsula Medical School] BPA contributes to heart disease.