Prof Ana Soto is a researcher in cancer development at Ulster University that it has been noted that bisphenol A (BPA) is a risky product and that Government should launch a precautionary ban.
Bisphenol A is a chemical that commonly used for making plastics shatterproof and is also used in baby bottles, plastic forks and knives, CD cases, and the lining of food or drink cans. Researchers are worried as it imitates female sex hormone oestrogen and there prevails a possibility of its interference in the way of functioning of the hormones.
Prof. Soto and his team have been warned that the bisphenol A in baby bottles can result in breast cancer occurrence later in future.
The product is presently used on the basis of some animal studies that term it as safe, but the concern is regarding the studies that link the use of the product with possibility of having breast cancer later in life. Also, the product has been found to be associated with the problems like liver damage, obesity, diabetes and fertility problems in animals.
After these suspicions, earlier this year, Denmark banned the chemical in food and drink containers, Canada and three US states followed the bans too. Prof. Soto, after studying the gender bending in the chemicals, said that the product is especially harmful for girls.