Found in everything from baby bottles to contact lenses, tooth sealants to soda can linings, Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical component of plastics… used to make them more resilient. The chemical is a recognized hormone disruptor, and specifically appears to disrupt estrogen pathways in the body. Recent studies have raised concerns about a potential link between BPA and cancers of the prostate and breast, as well as obesity.
Today, Dr Jim speaks with Dr. Retha Newbold, developmental reproductive biologist for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences regarding her concerns for human risk with BPA exposure.
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