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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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Sarah Janssen

Sarah Janseen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Janssen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a physician, scientist, advocate and mother committed to using her expertise in reproductive biology and environmental health to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals and protect our health and our environment. Dr. Janssen is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine, has a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology, and serves as staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has been an invaluable partner in several key advocacy efforts, including winning a ban on toxic phthalates in children's plastic toys, and was awarded a Hero Award by the Breast Cancer Fund in 2010.