In an article published by The New York Times, journalist Deborah Blum reports that the research into the ovarian toxicity of the food contact chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) is starting to line up. Blum reports on research into BPA carried out at the University of Illinois, the University of California, Washington State University and Harvard University, all U.S. All institutions found BPA exposure to result in altered follicles and oocytes. In order to allow the navigation through the recent findings, the research is now being reviewed by the U.S. National Toxicology Program. As a conclusive review remains to be awaited Tracey Woodruff, director of the program on reproductive health and the environment at the University of California, San Francisco, U.S., recommends avoiding BPA where possible.
Deborah Blum (August 28, 2014). “In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women.” The New York Times.