"Study Shows Dangers Of BPA Chemical Used in Plastic Packaging"

"Bisphenol A is used to line drinks cans and in tests affected the way genes work in the brains of laboratory rats."

"Further evidence has emerged showing that a chemical used widely in plastic packaging and the lining of drinks cans may be harmful to health.

The latest study has shown that bisphenol A (BPA) can affect the way genes work in the brains of laboratory rats, although other scientists have questioned the relevance of the findings to humans.

Researchers found that feeding BPA to pregnant rats was associated with lasting alterations to the “epigenetic” structure of genes in the brain tissue of their offspring, causing possible changes to certain aspects of sex-specific behaviour, such as chasing, sniffing and aggression."

Steve Connor reports for the Independent May 27, 2013.

Source: Independent, 05/28/2013