Bisphenol A (BPA) News and Research

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics have many applications including use in some food and drink packaging, e.g., water and infant bottles, compact discs, impact-resistant safety equipment, and medical devices. Epoxy resins are used as lacquers to coat metal products such as food cans, bottle tops, and water supply pipes. Some dental sealants and composites may also contribute to BPA exposure.
Embryonic stem cells may help researchers to study physiological effects of environmental pollutants on human health

Embryonic stem cells may help researchers to study physiological effects of environmental pollutants on human health

Common environmental chemicals may act separately or together to increase risk of cancer

Common environmental chemicals may act separately or together to increase risk of cancer

UMass Amherst scientist to study how estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the womb can increase breast cancer risk

UMass Amherst scientist to study how estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the womb can increase breast cancer risk

Study findings challenge current thinking on BPA toxicology

Study findings challenge current thinking on BPA toxicology

BPA exposure may cause tooth enamel abnormality in children

BPA exposure may cause tooth enamel abnormality in children

Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals can cause fatty liver disease, promote obesity

Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals can cause fatty liver disease, promote obesity

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals estimated to cost EU €157 billion a year

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals estimated to cost EU €157 billion a year

Common flame retardants linked to obesity, say UH researchers

Common flame retardants linked to obesity, say UH researchers

New study shows association between BPA exposure and ASD in children

New study shows association between BPA exposure and ASD in children

UR researchers on track to solve mystery of weight gain

UR researchers on track to solve mystery of weight gain

New research shows link between perinatal exposure to BPA and risk of food intolerance in later life

New research shows link between perinatal exposure to BPA and risk of food intolerance in later life

Researchers show link between childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to phthalates

Researchers show link between childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to phthalates

Oral gavage is not appropriate for hazard assessments of EDCs, say researchers

Oral gavage is not appropriate for hazard assessments of EDCs, say researchers

Animal study: Common BPA substitute alters brain development, causes hyperactive behavior

Animal study: Common BPA substitute alters brain development, causes hyperactive behavior

BPA appears to increase proliferation of breast cancer cells, diminish effectiveness of treatments

BPA appears to increase proliferation of breast cancer cells, diminish effectiveness of treatments

Study examines effect of phthalate exposure in humans’ sperm epigenetics

Study examines effect of phthalate exposure in humans’ sperm epigenetics

Physiology researcher receives grant to study effects of plastics on cardiovascular system

Physiology researcher receives grant to study effects of plastics on cardiovascular system

Human testes respond differently to endocrine disrupting chemicals

Human testes respond differently to endocrine disrupting chemicals

Bisphenol A may promote prostate tumourigenesis

Bisphenol A may promote prostate tumourigenesis

Levels of bisphenol A in men's urine could be marker of prostate cancer

Levels of bisphenol A in men's urine could be marker of prostate cancer