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Bisphenol A

The effects of BPA on human health are largely unknown. The FDA has raised concerns about the potential effects of the chemical in the past.

New study results suggest link between BPA and autism Apr 14, 2015 | News Americas

New study results suggest link between BPA and autism

STRATFORD, N.J., USA: According to a recently published study, bisphenol A (BPA), a common plasticizer used in a variety of food containers and dental sealants, is associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The researchers have reported that BPA does not metabolize well in children with ASD.

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BPA exposure may contribute to asthma development in children Oct 10, 2014 | News Americas

BPA exposure may contribute to asthma development in children

BALTIMORE, USA: In the past, bisphenol A (BPA), a endocrine-disrupting chemical that can also be found in dental composites and sealants, has been linked ...

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BPA may spur breast cancer growth and affect treatment Jul 3, 2014 | News Americas

BPA may spur breast cancer growth and affect treatment

DURHAM, N.C., USA: New research has shown that bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in plastics and the production of other components of many ...

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New studies link BPA to breast and prostate cancer Mar 17, 2014 | News Americas

New studies link BPA to breast and prostate cancer

ARLINGTON, Texas, & CINCINNATI, USA: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used chemical in plastics, such as food containers, and is also found in dental composites ...

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BPA: Researchers prove negative impact on cell growth processes Jan 15, 2014 | News Europe

BPA: Researchers prove negative impact on cell growth processes

BOCHUM/WUPPERTAL, Germany: Bisphenol A (BPA) impairs the function of proteins that are vital for growth processes in cells, researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of Wuppertal have found. To date, it has been assumed that BPA, which is contained in many plastic products, produces a harmful effect by binding to hormone receptors. The chemist and biochemist team discovered that the substance also affects the small GTPases.

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Study suggests link between elevated urinary BPA levels and childhood obesity Aug 22, 2013 | News Americas

Study suggests link between elevated urinary BPA levels and childhood obesity

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: A new study has suggested a possible link between exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in dental sealants, and childhood obesity. In particular, the researchers found that obesity is associated with higher levels of urinary BPA. They also found that children with higher BPA levels have an abnormal waist circumference-to-height ratio.

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Exposure to BPA may contribute to infertility Aug 2, 2013 | News Americas

Exposure to BPA may contribute to infertility

BOSTON, USA: Researchers from the U.S. have found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to manufacture dental sealants, among other uses, significantly impairs human egg maturation. They believe that the findings may contribute to a better understanding of the decrease in fertility among both women and men in recent decades.

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New studies link BPA to obesity in girls and birth defect in boys Jun 20, 2013 | News Americas

New studies link BPA to obesity in girls and birth defect in boys

SHANGHAI, China/OAKLAND & SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA/NICE, France: A study of Shanghai schoolchildren has shown that bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used ...

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Early BPA exposure may adversely affect formation of tooth enamel Jun 13, 2013 | News Europe

Early BPA exposure may adversely affect formation of tooth enamel

PARIS, France: New research from France has suggested that bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastics and dental resins, is a potential causative ...

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Children exposed to BPA may be at higher risk of asthma Apr 8, 2013 | News Americas

Children exposed to BPA may be at higher risk of asthma

New York, N.Y., USA: In a new study, researchers have found that children exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) are at a significantly elevated risk of developing asthma. This organic compound is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics for beverage containers, among others. In addition, BPA epoxy resins are used in dental sealants.

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BPA exposure possibly suppresses brain development Feb 27, 2013 | News Americas

BPA exposure possibly suppresses brain development

DURHAM, N.C., USA: A new study has found that bisphenol A (BPA), a widely used industrial chemical found in hard-plastic bottles and dental resins, affects the development of the central nervous system by disrupting regulation of gene expression. The researchers thus believe that BPA may predispose the development of certain neurodevelopmental disorders.

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BPA may seep into saliva and urine after composite placement Jan 29, 2013 | News Americas

BPA may seep into saliva and urine after composite placement

BETHESDA, Md., USA: Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound used to produce drinking bottles and dental polymers. Now, researchers have found elevated salivary and urinary levels of BPA up to 30 hours after dental restoration, indicating that the chemical temporarily leaches into these body fluids after placement of resin-based composites.

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Bisphenol A blocks cell function Dec 7, 2012 | News Europe

Bisphenol A blocks cell function

BONN, Germany: Bisphenol A (BPA), a substance found in various dental fillings, reversibly blocks calcium channels essential for cell function, German ...

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