BPA Baby Bottles: Bisphenol A Increases Cancer Risk? The use of baby bottles with chemical bisphenol A (BPA) raises the odds that a bottle-fed infant may develop prostate cancer in later life, American researchers warned the public recently.
According to the Daily Mail, “the American researchers showed that giving newborn rats the chemical raised their odds of developing cellular damage that can lead to prostate cancer in later life. Both mouth drops and injections were equally damaging.”
“These findings on prostate health are directly relevant to humans at current bisphenol A exposure levels,” writes University of Illinois researcher Gail Prins in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. “These findings support the proposal that exposures to bisphenol a during foetal and neonatal life may increase the risk of carcinogenic events during adult life and in the human population,” she adds.