November Science Bulletin #2: BPA “may be reasonably anticipated” to act as breast carcinogen; FIGO statement

November 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm | Posted in News and Science Bulletins | Leave a comment

November Science Bulletin #2:
Literature reviews

BPA, cancer | A review of the carcinogenic potential of bisphenol A. We conclude that there is substantial evidence from rodent studies indicating that early-life BPA exposures below the RfD lead to increased susceptibility to mammary and prostate cancer. Based on the definitions of “carcinogen” put forth by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the National Toxicology Program, we propose that BPA may be reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen in the breast and prostate due to its tumor promoting properties.

Chemicals, reproductive health | International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics opinion on reproductive health impacts of exposure to toxic environmental chemicals. On the basis of accumulating robust evidence of exposures and adverse health impacts related to toxic environmental chemicals, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) joins other leading reproductive health professional societies in calling for timely action to prevent harm. FIGO recommends that reproductive and other health professionals advocate for policies to prevent exposure to toxic environmental chemicals, work to ensure a healthy food system for all, make environmental health part of health care, and champion environmental justice.

See media coverage here: Major Medical Groups Increasingly Warning Of Toxic Chemical Risks To Unborn Babies. While still frequently dismissed as fringe beliefs, concerns over chemicals are attracting increased attention from professional medical associations. (Huffington Post)

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