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‘Gender bending’ chemical in food tins may cut male fertility

Posted By admin On August 5, 2010 @ 3:57 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

David Derbyshire
UK Daily Mail [1]
Aug 5, 2010

A ‘gender bending’ chemical in food and drinks containers could be behind rising male infertility, scientists say.

Men with high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in their bodies are more likely to have low sperm counts, according to a study.

BPA is widely used to harden plastics and is found in baby bottles, CD cases, plastic knives and forks and the lining of food and drink cans.  

The chemical mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and interferes with the way hormones are processed by the body.

Although some animal studies have shown it is safe, others have linked it to breast cancer, liver damage, obesity, diabetes and fertility problems.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1300402/Gender-bending-chemical-food-tins-cut-male-fertility.html

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[3] ‘Gender-bending’ fear over plastic drinks bottles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gender-bending-fear-over-plastic-drinks-bottles.html

[4] Gender-bending chemicals in our rivers grow more potent: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gender-bending-chemicals-in-our-rivers-grow-more-potent.html

[5] Chemical Cocktail in Consumer Products Destroys Male Fertility: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chemical-cocktail-in-consumer-products-destroys-male-fertility.html

[6] Gender-bender chemicals ‘putting everyone at risk’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gender-bender-chemicals-putting-everyone-at-risk.html

[7] Landmark study warns gender bending chemicals ARE linked to a huge range of diseases: http://www.prisonplanet.com/landmark-study-warns-gender-bending-chemicals-in-your-home-food-and-car-are-linked-to-a-huge-range-of-diseases.html

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