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Another warning about bisphenol A

 

Date

Wed 10 Feb 2010

 

Summary

Antidote Europe has re-issued its warning on bisphenol A, criticizing the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) on its confused and unclear public announcements regarding this chemical.

The French-based NGO Antidote Europe, has once again criticised the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) on its confused stance and unclear public announcements regarding the chemical bisphenol A. According to Antidote Europe, AFSSA is allowing itself to be side-tracked by contradictory results obtained from animal tests, instead of focusing its attention on currently available human data.

“Mice and rats respond differently to bisphenol A and even different strains of rats provide contradictory results, so what is the point of studying animals, when the answer is staring us in the face?” asks Dr Claude Reiss, president of Antidote Europe. “Unlike animal tests, the human data is unequivocal. Recent human population studies, as well as human cell studies have shown that bisphenol A can negatively affect human fertility, among other health problems.”

“The public would be shocked if it knew that this chemical was originally produced as a synthetic hormone contraceptive for women, and subsequently discovered as a useful chemical by the plastics industry.”

 

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