Study: High BPA Linked to Sex Problems in Men
Men Exposed to High Levels of the Chemical Reported Erection Problems, Lower Sex Drive
Consumer BPA Risk Debated continued...
But there is little way of knowing if the canned foods you buy contain BPA
in their linings because few manufacturers say so on the labels.
Gerwig expects that to change as more consumers demand BPA-free
American Chemical Council spokesman Steve Hentges, PhD, tells WebMD the new
study has little relevance to the public at large because BPA levels among the
exposed workers were so much higher than normal.
He points out that the study was relatively small, with just 230
occupationally exposed and 404 unexposed workers, and it relied on
self-reported observations of sexual dysfunction.
“It is interesting information, but is of little relevance to the average
consumer using products with trace levels of BPA,” he says. “Based on the
findings of the many government agencies that have examined the science, there
is a consensus that BPA poses little risk to human health at these levels.”