New York Times reports on BPA, ovarian toxicity of BPA appears to be confirmed
A scientific review article questions current chemical risk assessment.
The paper reviews if hormonal action is also common to other, non-hormone substances – so called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). According to this study hormonal-type behavior seems to be common, also for synthetic or natural chemicals that were previously not considered to behave like hormones. Hormones and EDCs can have so called low dose effects – a biological response to low concentrations of the EDC/hormone which is not observed at high doses. This finding questions the central paradigm of chemical risk assessment: does the dose make the poison?