Could Bisphenol A Lead To Reproductive Problems?
August 6, 2010
(ChattahBox) – A few days ago, we did a story about the lack of information available on chemicals in consumer products, and what it is they do to human health. Today, another story was released that shows the desperate need for the FDA to get their act together and start doing the job they were created to do.
A new study on 190 men from Harvard University has shown that those with high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in their systems tend to have damaged sperm, or a lower count.
“The results also suggested a 10 per cent increase in sperm DNA damage,” Professor John Meeker, who conducted the study with Russ Hauser, told the Daily Mail.
There has to be a wider study done on the findings, which could only be conducted on an initially small pool of men. However, it confirms other findings that have shown health risks from various studies around the world.
Denmark, Canada, and three U.S. states have all banned the chemical from any products made for young children under the age of three, such as baby bottles, and cans.
There have been links in the past to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and now reproduction issues.
This is yet another piece of evidence against the risks caused by BPA, which is a huge consumer concern. It is disgusting that, despite constant studies showing new possible health concerns, this FDA has not moved to ban this chemical. Just to be on the safe side, it should warrant action.
But it isn’t surprising. The FDA has commonly ignored studies, even on chemicals that were banned decades before. A group fighting for the completion of a study into triclosan and triclocarban filed a lawsuit against the agency, for the chemicals which are found in microbial soaps.
The Harvard study was published in Reproductive Toxicology.