Breast Cancer and the Estrogen Connection; Plastics Web Article
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Snedeker, Suzanne M.
This web article provides information on how you can learn more about the environmental estrogen bisphenol-A (BPA). Researchers are concerned that even at low levels, environmental estrogens may work together with the body’s own estrogen to increase the risk of breast cancer. BPA is used in certain hard plastics (polycarbonate plastic) and the lining of canned food and beverages. BPA can leach out of plastics and can liners with heat. This article tells you how to recognize products that contain BPA, how to minimize leaching from plastics with BPA, and alternative choices to plastics that contain BPA (e.g. using of stainless steel containers).
Web article on environmental estrogens found in plastics (bisphenol-A or BPA)
New York State Department of Health and Department of Environmental Conservation
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
environmental estrogen; estrogen; plastics; Bisphenol-A; Bisphenol A; BPA; breast cancer risk; breast cancer; hormone; sports bottles; baby bottles; canned food