BPA Researchers Temper Cancer Claims in Rat Study

news_views_icon“Taxpayer-Funded Journal Walks Back BPA Cancer Claim After Statistical Meltdown,” by Trevor Butterworth.labrat150
First, bisphenol A – a chemical widely used in food packaging for safety reasons – caused breast cancer in rats at “human relevant” levels, according to a study published in the taxpayer funded scientific journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. Now, according to the same study, it doesn’t. After Forbes noted that the statistical data clearly showed BPA had no effects and did not cause cancer – a judgment supported by one of the country’s top statisticians – the journal forced the authors, all researchers at Tufts University, to walk back their claim for publication in print. Read the full article at Forbes.com.

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