In an article published on August 8, 2017 by news provider Environmental Health News, Peter Myers, founder and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, reports on a recent scientific study presenting a new catalytic approach to remove bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) from water (FPF reported). Myers highlights two additional sections of the paper that review the environmental occurrence and the evidence on low-dose toxicity of BPA. Based on the first part, Terry Collins, lead author of the paper, considers it to be plausible that “no living multi-cellular organism on this planet is without BPA contamination,” Myers informs. The second section presents evidence of non-monotonic dose-response curves for exposure to BPA (i.e. no effects at high doses, but adverse effects at low doses). Such low-dose effects of BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are likely to be overlooked by standard regulatory testing, Myers explains. “The two reviews make the case that this is a global problem, probably not just for individual organisms affected but also, by implication, for ecosystem function,” Myers concludes.
Pete Myers (August 8, 2017). “Science: Pay attention to two other messages in the breakthrough BPA water treatment paper.” Environmental Health News
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