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BPA a “chemical of concern”–EPA makes it official


First U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson warned in September 2009 that reform of chemical regulations was coming and that bisphenol A, or BPA—a building block of many plastics—was among those that might be due for enhanced scrutiny. Then the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had concerns about BPA and would conduct [...]

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As increasingly early puberty ups breast cancer risk, researchers search environment for clues

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NEW YORK—Women who reach puberty early have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who reach it late. So as the age of puberty’s onset among U.S. girls continues to drop, researchers are trying to figure out why—and how this growing risk factor might be avoided.  Although mutations on BRCA genes can increase [...]

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