Pregnant mice that were exposed to the chemical used in many plastics - BPA - have offspring with behavioral abnormalities. This finding has re-opened the debate about the effect of this chemical on human health.
The chemical BPA, used to make plastics, has been banned in many countries due to its apparent ill-health effects. However, the FDA in the U.S. has decided that the chemical can continue to be used to make containers used for food and medicines.
New research has provided more evidence that higher urine concentrations in healthy people of the estrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used widely in plastics manufacturing and known to disrupt endocrine system functioning, raises heart disease risk.
Canned soup is popular and convenient, but what lines those cans might be damaging to health. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) discovered BPA in soup cans elevates levels of the chemical in the body.
New research highlights the importance of limiting exposure to BPA (bisphenol A), used to make plastics, packaging and wrappings, especially during pregnancy. New findings link BPA exposure in the womb to aggression and other issues in girls.
Health Canada scientists have just concluded a four-year study of Bisphenol A, and their findings prompted the federal government to list Bisphenol A as a toxin. Bisphenol A is used to make polycarbonate plastic.
People who have been trying to avoid Bisphenol A (BPA) found in baby bottles, canned food, toys, compact discs,etc., since it has been linked to health concerns in recent years, now have to worry about store receipts.
The FDA reported a few months ago certain containers made with the plastic chemical bisphenol a (BPA) could affect the public health, if the BPA content were significant. Top endocrinologists now warn the problem is serious.
Research findings published in recent cancer journal have found that Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in many common household items, cause normal breast cells to behave more like aggressive breast cancer cells.