Friday, August 06, 2010

Backlash on BPA - Infertility Report

The biggest news on the BPA front this last week was a report linking exposure to male infertility. From England, the National Health Service (NHS) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have taken a swing back. The NHS noted
"...that the results were not statistically significant, the study design cannot show cause and effect and there was no comparison group of men who were not attending an infertility clinic....As such, the newspapers have overblown the significance of this research, which does not provide evidence that BPA causes sperm damage or poor sperm quality in humans."
The BPF said they are
"concerned that interest in Bisphenol A is reaching the level of a witch hunt with studies which have failed to provide reproducible results."
The "witchhunt" statement is certainly ringing true to me, what with BPA being blamed for such a wide, disparate range of symptom and conditions.

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