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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.
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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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On the other hand, it would be interesting to observe that how BPA minimum level at 0.5mg per kg would further be accepted by European States govt.
Dizon stressed "there is no industry resistance to BPA being banned or removed on plastic baby feeding bottles and sippy cups''.
According to EcoWaste, over 35 countries have already banned BPA particularly in baby feeding bottles including 'Brazil, Canada, China, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, USA and the 28-country European Union, with France banning BPA in all food contact materials in 2015.'
The objectives of the present CLARITY-BPA studies were to a) examine whether developmental and/or chronic BPA exposures are sufficient to drive pathology in separate regions of the prostate gland in rats supplied by the U.S.
The House also mandated its Committee on Healthcare Services to liaise with relevant agencies and companies producing bottled water to work out Modalities on how to effectively put an embargo on the use of BPA plastics in the Country.
The present study investigated the contractile activity of ileum (small gut) and colon (large gut) in the chronically BPA-exposed rats by feeding the BPA for 28 days.
Data were evaluated by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by Tukey's test using IBM SPSS (Version: 20) to examine the effects of BPA exposure on vtg mRNA expression relative to the control group.
Bauer, M.D., on the Mayo Clinic website states: "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods.
BPA's rating also considers long-term credit challenges such as hydrology and wholesale market price risk, 'regulated utility' like ratemaking process, environmental burdens, and forward-looking consolidated financial metrics that range in the 'Ba' to 'A' category per Moody's U.S.
But numerous studies suggest that BPA exposure may raise the risk of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, reproductive problems, various cancers, and cognitive or behavioral issues, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).