A Busy June, Pt 3: New study confirms dangers of BPA substitute BPS

Finally, on the environmental health side, I recently completed a news article for Environmental Health Perspectives covering a new study, also published in the June issue, comparing cardiovascular effects of BPS in rats to those of BPA. The authors tested both chemicals on rat hearts, using identical experiments (the BPA study was previously published) and found them to have nearly identical effects. This doesn't prove human health effects, but it is concerning that BPA has been widely replaced in consumer goods and packaging with a chemical that is equally potent, at least as far as cardiovascular effects go. Other researchers have come to similar conclusions for other biological endpoints for both BPS and BPF, another common BPA "substitute." Read my article and find the full study here.

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