Research reveals dangers of replacement synthetic chemicals

Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019
Source: 
RVC

A new study conducted in piglets has revealed that synthetic organic chemical bisphenol S (BPS) persists longer in the body and at much higher concentrations than bisphenol A (BPA).

The results suggest that, the current regulatory advice of replacing BPA with BPS could therefore lead to a very significant increase in human exposure to a hormonally active compound. This is worrying given that bisphenols are used in the manufacture of products such as plastic water bottles and cans.

The research was conducted by the Gestation and Endocrine Disrupters team of the Veterinary School of Toulouse and the Toxalim Research Unit in collaboration with the Universities of Montreal and The Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Undertaken with pigs due to their comparable gastrointestinal functions with humans, the study highlights the critical importance of exposure assessment when searching for alternatives to substances of concern.

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