Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

Synthetic estrogen in our food

on November 10, 2009

A chemical called bisphenol A, or BPA is a synthetic estrogen that is in everything from plastics to epoxies.

92% of Americans have BPA in their urine. This may cause breast cance, obesity, fattention deficit disorder, and genital abnormalities in boys and girls alike.

Consumer Reports magazine has found BPA in most food. Last year, Canada became the first country to conclude that BPA can be hazardous to humans.

As a two time breast cancer survivor this is not right. My cancer was caused by estrogen. If I had known this many years ago, I may not have had to have a double mastectomy.

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