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BPA exposure News (4 articles)

U.Va. Research Finds Effects of Common Chemical BPA Span Generations

Bisphenol A, or BPA – a chemical that commonly leaches into food and drink from cans and plastic containers – can alter the behavior of mice for generations after exposure, research led by the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows.The researchers exposed female mice to the...

Published on 18 June 2012, 04:29

Exposure to BPA, Chemical Used to Make Plastics, Before Birth Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Difficulties in Young Girls

Boston, MA – Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A (BPA) – a chemical used to make plastic containers and other consumer goods – is associated with behavior and emotional problems in young girls, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Cincinnati...

Published on 24 October 2011, 12:52

Bisphenol A: mothers' exposure increases cancer risk for children

Researches find link between increased risk of breast cancer in children when mothers are exposed to Bisphenol A during pregnancy or while breast feeding. This important discovery comes on the heels of an international debate about eliminating Bisphenol A in order to protect small...

Published on 10 October 2011, 08:23

Exposure to BPA May Cause Permanent Fertility Defects, Yale Researchers Find

New Haven, Conn. — Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered that exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, including alteration in their DNA. The findings were reported in the March...

Published on 8 March 2010, 12:57