A new study has found that a very common chemical, which is contained in all plastic food containers and even banknotes and receipts, may highly elevate the risk of breast cancer. The chemical is known as Biphenol S or PBS.
BPS is linked to a gene altering disease, according to researchers. Researchers say that BPS mimics oestrogen and may have the same hormonal effects as the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), which has previously been linked to breast growth in men.
It is a very common ingredient in “sippy cups” and baby bottles, and therefore parents should be aware of what material they are using in the bottles that feed their children. Grown women are at the highest risk, though, doctors say.
According to the National Cancer Institute, 55 to 65 per cent of women who inherit a harmful mutation in the BRAC1 gene will develop breast cancer.
Will you please spread this article, and warn parents and women everywhere?