Study Shows BPA In Plastics Causes Harm To Monkeys

September 8, 2008

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics such as baby bottles causes harm to monkeys.  Does this mean it could cause harm to infants as well?.Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics such as baby bottles causes harm to monkeys.  Does this mean it could cause harm to infants as well?

The study,carried out by researchers from the Yale School of Medicine, found that the chemical caused problems with the brain function, and mood of the monkeys.

The monkeys in the study were exposued to levels of bisphenol A which are now considered to be safe for humans by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This goes along with past concerns over the thought that bisphenol A (BPA) could have a negative impact on toddlers, as the chemical is found in plastic baby bottles, and canned food linings.

This was released a day after U.S. government scientists raised concerns over health risks of BPA in baby bottles.

The FDA will hold an advisory panel meeting on bisphenol A on September 16, 2008.


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