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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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Also, plastic containers marked with the recycle numbers 1,2,4, or 5 are made without BPA.
2013), and was also detected (along with free BPA and BPA sulfate) in midgestation fetuses in a U.
Also included in category #7 are plastics that contain bisphenol S (BPS), the primary chemical alternative to BPA, which may also have negative health effects (see Caution: "BPA-Free" Plastics).
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.
Vom Sl added that their latest study shows that BPA causes damage to developing systems of monkey fetuses, and this is of great concern for human fetuses.
Mainzer led BPA s strategic planning and asset management programs, and provided policy direction for BPA s work on renewable resource integration and technology innovation.
continuous external BPA exposure appears to lead to sustained concentrations that are detectable in serum or plasma of humans who have not been knowingly exposed to this endocrine-disrupting chemical' (Environ Health Perspect, 2011;119:1260-5).
None have offered the exceptional high standards, good value, passion and flexibility to a client's needs as I experienced so far with the BPA staff.
The timing of BPA exposure appears to be important in the development of prostate cancer.
Despite the fact that BPA has been known to be an estrogenic substance since the 1930s, no concerns were raised about its potential for causing health problems as an endocrine disrupter until 1997, when adverse effects of low-dose exposure to laboratory animals were first reported.
The results: several hours after lunch, BPA levels in the participants' urine were 12 times higher after the canned than after the fresh soup.