Bisphenol S (BPS), a substance used in the plastic industry to replace the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to increasing “the aggressiveness of breast cancer through its behavior as an endocrine-disrupting chemical,” reveals a new study.
“Despite hopes for a safer alternative to BPA, studies have shown BPS to exhibit similar estrogen-mimicking behavior to BPA,” said the lead author of the study, Dr. Sumi Dinda.
“So far, BPS seems to be a potent endocrine disruptor,” he added.
Researchers found that BPS may have the same hormonal effects as the so-called gender-bending chemical BPA, previously linked to breast growth in men.
The study will be presented at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Concerns over BPA are related to what scientists believe is a hormone disruptor.
These endocrine-disrupting chemicals are found in thousands of every day products, including banknotes, detergents, cosmetics, flame retardants and children’s toys.
The chemicals have been linked with behavioral disorders such as autism and ADHD as well as Cancer, infertility, diabetes and endometriosis.