The World Health Organization’s department of Food Safety and Zoonoses has released a call for data and call for experts to consult on their planned assessment of the toxicological and health effects of bisphenol A.
Bisphenol A, an endocrine disrupting compound, is widespread in the environment and in humans. For example, it has been found in umbilical cord blood in infants, among other health concerns. Bisphenol A mimics estrogen, affecting the reproductive system, and has also been linked to diabetes and heart disease. Several government agencies, including the European Food Safety Authority and the FDA, have been re-revieweing their risk assessments in recent years due to the recent proliferation of research.
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— WHO call for experts and call for data
Written on 11 January 2010.