Friday, January 3, 2014

Even Very Low Doses of Bisphenol A Has Lasting Negative Effects on Humans

Bisphenol a (BPA) is a recognized endocrine disrupter that plays havoc with the bodies normal responses to hormones. Toxicologists have been studying the effects of high doses of BPA in mice as well as humans over a period of time. Recently studies have started being conducted on the effects of extremely low levels of BPA too. Modern scientific techniques are being used to probe the effects of BPA on nontraditional endpoints and this reveals that even at extremely low levels it can be highly dangerous on cells, animals and humans. Effects of exposure to BPA both in vitro and in vivo may be the cause of many health problems in human’s particularly polycystic ovarian syndrome, decreased fertility, immune response to allergens and behavioral problems. Effects on wildlife have also been noted and this may lead to future monitoring of the chemical and other endocrine disruptors.

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