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Studies on toxic effects of BPA cannot be duplicated

January 14, 2013

Cheryl Rosenfeld, associate professor of biomedical sciences in MU’s Bond Life Science Center said, “Our series of experiments did not detect the same findings as reported by another group on the potential developmental effects of BPA and genistein when exposure of young occurs in the womb.” BPA is a chemical used in certain plastic bottles and may be found in the lining of some canned goods and receipt paper. Previous research by Rosenfeld, as well as Frederick VomSaal, professor of biological science at MU, and others has suggested that the chemicals may have adverse effects on many animals, including humans. The researcher’s findings are a contributor to Mizzou Advantage’s initiative One Health, One Medicine.