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.
Exposure to very low concentrations of BPA by pregnant females can cause fetal abnormalities in primates

Exposure to very low concentrations of BPA by pregnant females can cause fetal abnormalities in primates

Levels of BPA in components of dialysis machines may be toxic to patients' immune cells

Levels of BPA in components of dialysis machines may be toxic to patients' immune cells

Study reveals that lower dose of BPA contributes to large range of health problems in humans

Study reveals that lower dose of BPA contributes to large range of health problems in humans

LA BioMed researchers to explore influence of maternal obesity, BPA in fetal development

LA BioMed researchers to explore influence of maternal obesity, BPA in fetal development

Children with high BPA levels have higher odds of obesity and abnormal waist circumference

Children with high BPA levels have higher odds of obesity and abnormal waist circumference

Harmful toxins found in food may put developing babies at risk

Harmful toxins found in food may put developing babies at risk

Low doses of arsenic and estrogen can cause cancer in prostate cells, study finds

Low doses of arsenic and estrogen can cause cancer in prostate cells, study finds

Fetal exposure to BPA lowers testicular hormone in newborn boys

Fetal exposure to BPA lowers testicular hormone in newborn boys

Scientists discover novel compounds that can lead to new strategies for treating diseases

Scientists discover novel compounds that can lead to new strategies for treating diseases

Urinary bisphenol A levels linked to asthma risk in children

Urinary bisphenol A levels linked to asthma risk in children

Exposure to BPA may increase risk of asthma in young children

Exposure to BPA may increase risk of asthma in young children

Exposure of human f-tal testicles to bisphenol A reduces testosterone production

Exposure of human f-tal testicles to bisphenol A reduces testosterone production

BPA adversely affects kidney function in children

BPA adversely affects kidney function in children

Bisphenol A blocks calcium channels in cell membranes

Bisphenol A blocks calcium channels in cell membranes

In utero exposure to BPA associated with decreased thyroid function in newborn sheep

In utero exposure to BPA associated with decreased thyroid function in newborn sheep

BPA exposure can impact thyroid hormones in pregnant women and newborns

BPA exposure can impact thyroid hormones in pregnant women and newborns

Health Canada's announcement confirms safety of BPA use in food-contact materials

Health Canada's announcement confirms safety of BPA use in food-contact materials

Bisphenol A may contribute to childhood obesity

Bisphenol A may contribute to childhood obesity

Children and adolescents with high BPA levels more likely to have obesity

Children and adolescents with high BPA levels more likely to have obesity

Soy-rich diet can mitigate effects of bisphenol A

Soy-rich diet can mitigate effects of bisphenol A