October 22, 2014
Laura Vandenberg, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was quoted in two recent publications concerning pollution and its effects on humans. An article in Scientific American quotes her about airborne exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, a compound used to make plastics that has been shown to mimic hormones when ingested by humans. Vandenberg says that while BPA contamination in plastic and food cans is well documented, its airborne effects are not. “This is something I would say is not discussed in-depth in our field, but it should be,” she says. Read the article here.
Vandenberg also recently spoke with Huffington Post about about the potential dangers of hand sanitizer and BPA which is also present in thermal paper used for receipts. Read more here.