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June 27, 2012

Bisphenol A exposure linked to brain tumor diagnosis.

Update: BPA in Cans and Plastic Bottles Linked to Quick Rise in Blood Pressure

Also, Breast Cancer. Eden Organic cans are BPA free.

Avoid Canned Food.

BPA is (still) in everything—chile cans, soda cans…and it’s one of only hundreds of plastics that are less than safe for our health. With rates of cancer double that of just one generation ago, it’s time we allll start going plastic-free.

Click below for more. Excerpt:

“This is the first study to suggest a link between brain cancer and the chemical, which is widely used in consumer products.

Those with the highest urine BPA levels were about 1.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with meningioma compared to those with lower concentrations.”
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used chemical that can behave like estrogen. It is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. BPA is in many consumer products, including the lining of food and beverage cans, plastic food packaging, dental sealants, paper receipts and water pipes. Exposure in people is widespread and occurs mainly through eating or drinking contaminated food and beverages.Animal and human studies have linked BPA to hormone-sensitive cancers, including breast and prostate cancers. The relationship between BPA exposure and meningioma is unclear…The patients with higher concentrations of BPA in their urine – the three groups with greater than 0.53 ng/ml – were more likely to have the brain cancer compared to those with the lower concentrations – less than 0.53 ng/mL. Specifically, those with higher concentrations were 1.4 to 1.6 times more likely to be diagnosed than patients in the group with the lowest urine concentrations.
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