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NIEHS awards Recovery Act funds to address bisphenol A research gaps
Date:10/28/2009

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enol A Research Gaps

Researchers studying the health effects of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) gathered in North Carolina to launch an integrated research initiative to produce data that will allow for a comprehensive assessment of its possible human health effects.

Researchers who just received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to study BPA were brought together to meet with scientists from academia and government already working on the compound. The meeting was held Oct. 6, 2009 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

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Contact: Robin Mackar
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919-541-0073
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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