September 18, 2018
Environmental Health Sciences’ Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated program “All Things Considered” to dispute new research claiming the plastic additive BPA isn’t a health threat.
NPR reported on CLARITY-BPA, a $30 million dollar federally funded project meant to resolve questions about the chemical’s safety. Food and Drug Administration researchers concluded after a 2-year study administering a concentrated dosage of BPA to rats, that the chemical did not contribute negatively to the rats’ health.
During an online press conference held by a number of academic research scientists, Vandenberg said her own analysis of the study data shows low doses of BPA are a problem. "There were significant effects of BPA in both males and females," she says, urging researchers to consider the rat’s health in a year.