BPA sends false signals to female hearts
Ingredient of some plastics and food packaging can interfere with cardiac rhythm
By Janet Raloff, 16:14 PM December 19, 2011
Bisphenol A toys with the female heart, a new study finds. And under the right conditions, its authors worry, this near-ubiquitous pollutant might even prove deadly.
BPA is a building block of clear hard plastics, dental sealants and the resins lining food cans. Studies have shown that throughout the industrial world, nearly everyone regularly encounters the compound, albeit at trace concentrations.
That’s small consolation, says Laura Vandenberg of Tufts University in Medford, Mass.: In ...
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