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Gender-bender chemicals ‘putting everyone at risk’

David Derbyshire
UK Daily Mail [1]
Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Millions of people have been contaminated with potentially dangerous gender-bending chemicals from food packaging, drinks cans and baby bottles, a study shows.

Researchers say the general public is ‘ubiquitously’ exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) – a man-made chemical linked to breast cancer, fertility problems and birth defects.

The chemical, which mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen, was found at detectable levels in most pregnant women, teenagers and children.

Although the levels are within the official safety guidelines, anti-chemical campaigners say there is worrying evidence that BPA is harmful at low levels.

They accused government agencies around the world of ignoring the mounting evidence against BPA – and putting health at risk.

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