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02.06.17

Drum Roll, Please: No Estrogenic Activity Found in Tests of New Replacement for BPA in Food Can Linings

by Janet Nudelman, MA and Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD THE GIST What is the problem? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in the lining of many food and beverage cans. Studies have shown that BPA can leach from the lining of cans into the food and then into people. Growing consumer concern over ... Read more...

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Janet Gray, Ph.D.

Janet Gray, Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Gray, editor of the 2008 and 2010 editions of the Breast Cancer Fund's groundbreaking report, State of the Evidence, has provided access to and clearer understanding of the complex science linking breast cancer to chemicals and radiation.

Janet, a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Vassar College, has a background in behavioral neuroscience. Her laboratory research has focused on the effects of estrogens and mixed antiestrogens, especially tamoxifen, on brain activity and behavior.

In recent years, her research and writing focus has turned toward engaging the public in the complex issues surrounding breast cancer and environmental risks. As part of her work in this arena, she led a multidisciplinary group of students and professionals in the development of a widely distributed interactive CD that explores the scientific literature on breast cancer and environmental risks, released in 2006. An updated Web version of the CD was released in the spring of 2008.

It was after the release of the CD that Janet signed on as editor of the fifth edition (2008) of the Breast Cancer Fund's State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment. She also authored the sixth edition (2010).