This is it, folks. Years of suspicion and uneasiness is, to my great distress, vindicated by science. A team of Yale Scientists document that exposure to BPA, a synthetic estrogen that disrupts the endrocine system, will likely have grave consequences for human reproduction. When you cut through all articles out there documenting their findings, here’s one on the Huffington Post, and then another excellent Op Ed piece by Nicholas Kristof called “It’s Time to Learn From Frogs”, what you see is a glacially moving threat that gets over shadowed by seemingly more urgent crises like Iran or the economy.
Here’s an excerpt from Nicholas Kristof’s piece:
This month, the Endocrine Society, an organization of scientists specializing in this field, issued a landmark 50-page statement. It should be a wake-up call.
“We present the evidence that endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology,” the society declared.