Bisphenol S Disrupts Estradiol-Induced Nongenomic Signaling in a Rat Pituitary Cell Line: Effects on Cell Functions
Just like the controversial Bisphenol A that it designed to replace, Bisphenol S chemical used in cash register receipts and other consumer products messes with hormones, according to research by University of Texas scientists. The study is the first to link low concentrations of BPS – a BPA alternative – to disruption of estrogen, spurring concern that it might harm human health. Researchers exposed rat cells to levels of BPS that are within the range people are exposed to…. and, just like BPA, the compound interfered with how cells respond to natural estrogen, which is vital for reproduction and other functions.
UN, WHO panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a global threat
Rising exposure to chemicals that disrupt and mimic hormones – endocrine disruptors – may present a significant threat to human health, especially that of children in the womb, and to wildlife populations, a new global study of the effect of man-made substances in the environment has concluded. Study produced for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).