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Institute Dismisses BPA Consultants After Alleged Conflict of Interest

1:43 PM MDT | March 21, 2007 | Kara Sissell

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel reviewing the health effects of bisphenol A (BPA) has dismissed consulting firm Sciences International (SI; Alexandria, VA) from its work on a government BPA risk assessment, after the Environmental Working Group (EWG; Washington) raised concerns about SI’s possible ties to industry (CW, March 7, p. 14). EWG objected to a health effects assessment under way by NIH’s Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) on the grounds that NIH had outsourced to SI almost the entire BPA review. SI...

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