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Officials Modify BPA Low-Dose Assessment

12:58 PM MDT | April 18, 2008 | Nancy Seewald

The National Toxicology Program’s (NTP; Research Triangle Park, NC) new report on bisphenol-A (BPA) takes a harder line on possible health problems stemming from low-dose exposure, compared with NTP’s BPA advisory panel’s assessment released last year (CW, Dec. 12, 2007, p. 31). NTP, a division of the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), concluded last week that low BPA doses raise “some concern” regarding possible adverse effects on prostate and mammary glands and possible accelerated puberty in females. NTP’s...

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