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U.S. Officials Modify Assessment of BPA’s ‘Low Dose’ Effects

11:06 AM MDT | April 16, 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 exposure to low doses of BPA, compared to an advisory panel’s assessment released last year. NTP concluded that low doses of BPA are cause for “some concern” regarding possible adverse effects on prostate and mammary glands, and “some concern” that BPA could cause accelerated puberty in females. NTP’s advisory panel published an assessment last November citing...

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