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Breast Cancer UK: New report gives evidence of the link between Bisphenol A and breast cancer

A new report by Breast Cancer UK entitled Body of Evidence gives an overview of the low dose effects of Bisphenol A in relation to breast cancer. The review demonstrates that reducing exposure to BPA would be an evidence-based starting point and the removal of one chemical alone will probably not solve the problems of breast cancer but it may serve as a springboard for reducing the chemical burdens of the human breast.

Every day women are dying of breast cancer, so it is undoubtedly better to start somewhere than to be paralysed by the complexity into inactivity.

The report draws together some of the latest science on BPA and highlights how much evidence there is that this chemical affects the structure and development of the mammary gland, increases breast density, and disrupts DNA. All of these factors are known to increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Read the full report here

Originally posted on 7 June 2013

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