This pollutant fights lupus

5:04pm, January 11, 2004

Several studies have implicated estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, in fostering a serious autoimmune disease called lupus. That's why scientists had expected that bisphenol-A (BPA), an estrogen-mimicking ingredient of polycarbonate plastics and dental sealants, might also abet lupus. A Minnesota group's rodent data now show just the opposite.

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