The Daily Green: Bisphenol-A May Disrupt Cancer Treatment

Could BPA actually be a double-edged sword in relation to breast cancer?  According to breaking news on The Daily Green, new science raises yet another concern about the controversial ingredient in many plastics and in the lining of cans.

Bisphenol-A mimics the female hormone estrogen, and has been implicated in a range of diseases and disorders by independent scientists whose work runs counter to official government pronouncements about the chemical’s safety.

The new University of Cincinnati study says that Bisphenol-A may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. Bisphenol-A seems to bolster proteins that protect cancer cells, according to the research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Bisphenol-A is not only similar to estrogen, but to a cancer-promoting compound called diethylstilbestrol (DES). DES makes cancer cells proliferate, but Bisphenol-A seems to protect cells from chemical attack, as does estrogen.

The researchers did the laboratory work on breast cancer cells.

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Alicia Voorhies is a Registered Nurse who decided to take a break to relax and enjoy her young kids after 13 years of working with disabled adults. She began to explore the world of alternative health ideas and was immediately attracted to the mysteries of endocrine disruptors and their effect on children. In 2007 she founded The Soft Landing along with her mom and sisters to help parents provide a safe, natural home for their children without drowning in an overwhelming sea of information.

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  • http://www.qtpies7.com Qtpies7

    Wow, that is scary. I just can’t imagine getting that much exposure, but I suppose some people do drink lots of bottled water or soda.

  • http://www.qtpies7.com Qtpies7

    Wow, that is scary. I just can’t imagine getting that much exposure, but I suppose some people do drink lots of bottled water or soda.

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