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BPA

British Paediatric Association.

BPA

Bispherol-A. An industrial chemical that is used in polycarbonate types of hard plastic bottles, and as a protective lining in food and beverage cans. A possible link between BPA exposure and altered toddler behaviour, miscarriage, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction led to its being banned in Canada, the EU, China, 5 other countries and 11 US states; however, the FDA did not ban it, citing lack of data.

bisphenol A

(bĭs-fēn′ŏl) [L. bis, twice + ″],

BPA

A chemical used in many consumer products to increase their durability and toughness. Its chemical formula is 2,2–bis (4,4′-hydroxyphenyl) propane. It is used principally in manufacturing polycarbonates and epoxy resins. It has estrogen-like effects in animal tissue. Some studies have suggested that BPA has negative hormonal effects on adults and the developing fetus.
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8] M BPA rapidly stimulated the contraction of female myocytes, and this stimulatory effect diminished at the micromolar concentration (Figure 1E).
A 2011 experiment by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health indicated that BPA used in the lining of food cans is absorbed by the food and then ingested by consumers.
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The most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 93% of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies.
BPA is in receipts and in plastic, and a recent study turned up BPA in yet another alarming source: food.
Based on growing concern about possible risks from BPA exposure, especially in children, the federal government recently warned parents about where their families were most likely to encounter the chemical.
Maryland Delegate Jim Hubbard, Maryland Legislative District 23A, championed BPA legislation during the last legislative session, supported by MNA.