TMR 052 : Interview : Dr. Frederick vom Saal : Bisphenol A (BPA)

vomSaalOur guest this week is Dr. Frederick vom Saal, Curators' Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, who joins us to discuss the substance bisphenol A (or BPA), and to share with us his serious concerns about its impact upon human health.

A component of many of the plastics we use every day, and commonly to be found in products as diverse as computer casings, tooth sealants, canned food linings and even thermal paper till receipts, BPA is used in vast quantities across the globe, and widely considered to be safe by regulating authorities. But, as Dr. vom Saal explains, mounting research is increasingly implicating BPA as a likely significant contributor to a wide array of human health and fertility problems.

Dr. vom Saal also explains how the chemical industry continues to resist these findings by hiding behind outdated principles of toxicology, and shares with us how we can modify our lifestyles to begin reducing our levels of BPA.

 

[bisphenol A, BPA, endocrine disruptor, sex hormone, thallates, estrogen, estradiol, polycarbonate, polyvinyl chloride, thermal paper, can linings, food containers, tooth sealants, plastic casings, baby bottles, baby toys, polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, infertility, miscarriage, premature delivery, breast cancer, sexual function, sperm quality, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, immune system, kidney, liver, aggression, IQ, epidemiology, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, National Institutes of Health, NIH, American Chemistry Council, ACC, European Food Safety Authority, EFSA , toxicology, epigenetics, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, endocrinology, Wolfgang Dekant]

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