Navigation Links
Expert urges FDA to take action to reduce BPA exposure
Date:9/16/2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. In the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers report a significant relationship between urine concentrations of the environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA) and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities. In an accompanying editorial, Frederick vom Saal, a University of Missouri scientist, urges the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to follow recent action by Canadian regulatory agencies, which have taken significant steps to limit human and environmental exposures to BPA. Since 1997, research from vom Saal and other MU colleagues have shown adverse health effects of BPA at exposure levels below those currently considered safe by the FDA.

"Despite growing research that confirms BPA is dangerous to our health, the FDA and the European Food Safety Authority have chosen to ignore warnings from expert panels and other government agencies and have continued to declare BPA as 'safe,'" wrote vom Saal, who is a Curator's professor of biological sciences in MU's College of Arts and Science. "Further evidence of harm should not be required for regulatory action to begin the process of reducing exposure to BPA."

BPA is a one of the world's highest production-volume chemicals and is used to make hard plastic items such as: drinking glasses, baby bottles, food-storage containers, the lining of food and beverage containers, and dental sealants. Previous studies have shown adverse health effects of BPA on the brain and reproductive system, as well as metabolic diseases in laboratory animals. After a two-year review, the United States National Toxicology Program stated its concern that, at current levels of exposure, BPA posed a risk to human infants. The research published in JAMA is based on data from more than 1,450 Americans examined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and i
'/>"/>

Contact: Kelsey Jackson
JacksonKN@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. International experts collect alpine fungi in Beartooth Mountains of Montana
2. Experts meet on need for new rules to govern worlds fragile polar regions
3. Springer bee expert Juergen Tautz wins prize for public communication
4. Climate change could be impetus for wars, other conflicts, expert says
5. Nothing stops an expert in the art of living
6. Experts to provide peek of Smithsonian soils exhibit
7. Global warming experts recommend drastic measures to save species
8. First-ever symposium brings together military and civilian medical experts
9. Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts
10. Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts
11. Experts tackle shipment issues for beneficial radiation sources
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 18, 2014 According to ... by Systems (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking ... Banks, Government), Component Service Geography - Global Forecasts to ... is projected to be around $25 Billion in 2014 ... growing at a CAGR of 8.69%. Browse ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 Strict laws against distracted driving ... the North American and European automotive sector towards gesture ... recognition systems that are intuitive and able to retrieve ... industry. New analysis from Frost & ... in Europe and ...
(Date:11/21/2014)...   Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML ... technology solutions, today launched the industry,s first family of ... V cc range from 1.7V to 5.5V. The ... 2 C bus communication speeds, and are available with ... ideal for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical applications. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 2Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 3Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 4
... products are in the solid dosage form. Particulate ... include crystallization; drying, granulation, and coating; tablet compaction; ... other particulate processes are used for the large-scale ... dry powder inhalants for public consumption. As such, ...
... industries. They focus light to zap tumors and send digital ... But the physical length of an ordinary laser cannot be ... which limits its application in many industries. Now the Spaser, ... can be as small as needed to fuel nano-technologies of ...
... Newly released findings of a multinational survey ... (IOF) show clear disparities between patients, and doctors, ... 13-country survey of 844 postmenopausal patients over 55 ... between patient and doctor understanding of the emotional ...
Cached Biology News:Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry III 2Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry III 3Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry III 4Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry III 5Particulate Processes in the Pharmaceutical Industry III 6The 'Spaser' heats up laser technology 2Link between fracture prevention and treatment adherence not fully understood by patients 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 On Friday, December ... 83, the Omnibus and Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act ... hydrocephalus a condition eligible to receive funding through ... by the Department of Defense (DoD). The Hydrocephalus ... on Capitol Hill, is celebrating this victory for ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... The report expects global cell isolation and expansion market ... a carefully analyzed data about the vital drivers, restraints, ... Full Copy of Report @ http://bit.ly/1yUxy0T , ... expansion will keep witnessing growth at an impressive CAGR ... driven by rapid technological advancements, government funding and investments, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- PharmaBoardroom,s new report, , Healthcare ... for free download , digs deep into this vibrant ... the sector today. One area where ... developing a homegrown pharmaceutical manufacturing base, even if the government,s ... way off. A cursory comparison with neighboring Morocco ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Brussels (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 The ... the global leader of technical training across the life ... Clinical Data Management (SCDM) to provide the organization's ... certification programs —providing access to the more than 350 ... SCDM members with 10% off when registering for a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Rare Brain Condition Now Eligible for Department of Defense Research Dollars 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 3CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 2CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 3
... solutions for biofuels, biochemicals and textile processingPALO ALTO, ... Yesterday, Genencor, a division of Danisco ... Area Research and Development headquarters to a group ... showcased recently announced collaborations for developing sustainable fuels, ...
... 20 Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) ... signed an agreement with Lifeline Biotechnologies, Inc. (Pink ... product line to Lifeline Biotechnologies for a combination ... Solos Endoscopy originally purchased the products from ...
... 20, Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ... U.S. District Court of the Southern District of,New York ... (collectively "Mylan") for infringement of Shire,s,patent: U.S. Patent No. ... lawsuit was filed in response to an Abbreviated New ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genencor Shows How Industrial Biotech Breakthroughs Contribute to the New Green Economy 2Genencor Shows How Industrial Biotech Breakthroughs Contribute to the New Green Economy 3Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Sells Ovascope and Mastascope Product Line to Lifeline Biotechnologies, Inc. 2Shire Files Lawsuit Against Mylan for Infringement of FOSRENOL(R) (Lanthanum Carbonate) Patent 2Shire Files Lawsuit Against Mylan for Infringement of FOSRENOL(R) (Lanthanum Carbonate) Patent 3
Thermo Forma provides an array of accessory Racks for the Cryo/CryoPlus 16" Diameter storage system. To maximise inventory capacity a Jumbo Arrowhead configuration is recommended. You may choose betw...
... The Forma Incubated Console Orbital ... with class-leading ergonomics, unequalled programming power. ... prevents vibration, allowing the unit to ... A patented HEPA filtration system reduces ...
... shakers combine high durability and capacity with ... heavy-duty mechanism prevents vibration, allowing the unit ... Every other part, from the large rubber ... machined aluminum platform is designed to last ...
The Holten mini vertical flow workbench provides a particle-free environment for sample protection against airborne contaminants....
Biology Products: