On January 6, 2014 the U.S. trade association American Chemistry Council (ACC) commented on a recent study linking low dose bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to increased risk of prostate cancer in humans. In the study, researcher from the University of Illinois implanted human prostate cells into exposed and unexposed mice and studied the cells’ development over time (reported previously by the FPF). In their response, the ACC states that the human relevance of studies using the implantation of human cells in rodents is not well established. Further, the ACC claimed BPA exposures were 1000 times higher than those usually observed in humans. The study’s lead author denied these assertions in an article published January 7, 2014 by the news agency Environmental Health News (reported previously by the FPF).

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American Chemistry Council (January 6, 2014). “Study Claiming Increased Prostate Cancer Risk From BPA Exposure Is Not Supported By Reliable Human Exposure Data.

FPF article “BPA linked to prostate cancer