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What are the risks of Bisphenol A (BPA)?

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The FDA says that studies using standardized toxicity tests have shown BPA to be safe at the current low levels. But based on other evidence -- largely from animal studies -- the FDA expressed "some concern" about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate glands in fetuses, infants, and young children.

From: The Facts About Bisphenol A WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvey Karp, MD, pediatrician, author of and assistant professor of pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine. The Happiest Baby on the BlockThe Happiest Toddler on the Block;

American Nurses Association.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Environmental Working Group.

Food and Drug Administration.

George Mason University's Statistical Assessment Service (STATS.)

Healthy Child Healthy World.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Ryan, B. , March 2010. Toxicological Sciences

Sharpe, R. , March 2010. Toxicological Sciences

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Harvey Karp, MD, pediatrician, author of and assistant professor of pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine. The Happiest Baby on the BlockThe Happiest Toddler on the Block;

American Nurses Association.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Environmental Working Group.

Food and Drug Administration.

George Mason University's Statistical Assessment Service (STATS.)

Healthy Child Healthy World.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Ryan, B. , March 2010. Toxicological Sciences

Sharpe, R. , March 2010. Toxicological Sciences

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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