Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:13
A new study is out and it continues to add to the quickly growing pile of evidence that bisphenol A (BPA) is a serious problem for our health. Past studies have tied BPA to everything from breast cancer to health problems for children. This latest study indicates that exposure to BPA can cause heart disease.
Reed Miller, theheart.org , explains the results in his story:
“Dr David Melzer (Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter, UK), and colleagues compared urinary BPA (uBPA) levels with the grade of coronary stenosis measured by angiography in 591 patients in the MAGICAD study, which was primarily designed to evaluate the proton-nuclear-magnetic-resonance (1H-NMR)-based metabonomics test for coronary disease.
No disease was found in 120 of the patients, while 86 had intermediate disease, and 385 had severe disease in one to three vessels. The unadjusted median urinary BPA concentration was 1.28 ng/mL in subjects with normal coronary arteries and 1.53 ng/mL in subjects with severe coronary disease.”
At some point the discussion inside the United States regarding the safety of BPA has to move beyond the public relations talking points by the American Chemistry Council and focus on the growing scientific evidence that there are health problems related to BPA exposure. This means the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and our elected officials need to have an honest discussion about BPA and take necessary action to protect consumers. If nations such as China can do this there is no reason the United States can’t.
We hope that our readers will continue to take these types of stories into consideration when shopping. If you can you should by fresh vegetables and fruits and try to avoid canned foods that use BPA as a liner in the can. Some companies, such as Amy's, have stopped using BPA in their canned foods since March.
You can read the abstract for this latest study by following this link. We want to close by thanking the team lead by Dr. David Melzer for doing this study and sharing the information with the public.