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.


Comments

2 Responses to “Could Bisphenol A Lead To Reproductive Problems?”

  1. Don Garb on August 7th, 2010 10:34 am

    The FDA threw 94 independent studies, all of which showed a consistent pattern of pathology from exposure to BPA, into the garbage. Then they considered only 2 studies, both of them produced by BPA manufacturers, which miraculously concluded that no amount of BPA at any time in one’s life will produce any effect at all. So BPA was pronounced safe.

    The head of that committee that studied BPA, had held the post for 30 days, and his medical clinic had just been given a 5 million dollar donation by “Michigan’s second largest polluter.” Coincidence?

    There is a worldwide war going on right now between the 5 corporations who manufacture BPA, and everything else that lives on the planet. Legions of publicists, journalists, doctors and lawyers tell lies every day, claiming BPA is benign. This is the fight of our lives.

    Do corporations have the right to poison every living thing if it makes them a profit? I don’t think so.

  2. olivia on August 7th, 2010 3:01 pm

    Don Garb – I don’t think anyone is especially surprised to know that the FDA, like other government agencies, are being fed by corporate hands. If those that call it paranoia need proof, they should take a look at BP and the Mineral Management Service (MMS). This is a problem that reaches deep into the very nature of America’s Super Capitalist inner cogs, but it is an infection that has spread through all global markets. We live in a society that worships profit and allows the safety of innocent people to be tossed to the side for greed.

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