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Study Ties BPA to Possible Miscarriage Risk

Study Ties BPA to Possible Miscarriage Risk

AP (Oct. 14, 2013) — A small study found a possible link between BPA and miscarriage risk in women prone to fertility problems. The chemical is commonly found in plastics and canned food linings and may affect hormones in the body. (Oct. 14)
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BPA in Dialysis Machine Components May Be Toxic to Patients' Cells

Nov. 7, 2013 — Research has found that viability, necrosis, and death of immune cells are influenced by BPA concentrations in components of dialysis machines. Alternative polymers for dialysis machine components ... full story
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BPA Exposure Disrupts Human Egg Maturation

July 31, 2013 — Exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) could be a contributing factor as to why some infertile couples are having difficulty ... full story
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Bisphenol A Is Affecting Us at Much Lower Doses Than Previously Thought

Nov. 7, 2013 — A group of scientists that study endocrine disruption worked together to update and refine a 2007 review of the low dose effects of BPA. The group not only added hundreds of more recent studies, but ... full story
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Bisphenol A (BPA) at Very Low Levels Can Adversely Affect Developing Organs in Primates

Feb. 27, 2014 — Bisphenol A is a chemical that is used in a wide variety of consumer products and exhibits hormone-like properties. Fetuses, infants, children or adults exposed to the chemical have been shown to ... full story
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High BPA Levels in Children Associated With Higher Risk of Obesity and Abnormal Waist Circumference

Aug. 19, 2013 — Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical previously used in many products for kids, like baby bottle and plastic toys, had a higher odds of obesity and adverse levels of body ... full story
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BPA Increases Risk of Cancer in Human Prostate Tissue, Study Shows

Jan. 7, 2014 — Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts, can increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life, according to a ... full story
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Continuous Handling of Receipts Linked to Higher Urine BPA Levels

Feb. 25, 2014 — Study participants who handled receipts printed on thermal paper continuously for two hours without gloves had an increase in urine bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared to when they wore gloves, ... full story
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BPA Exposure During Fetal Development Raises Risk of Precancerous Prostate Lesions Later in Life

June 23, 2014 — The endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) reprograms the developing prostate, making the gland more susceptible to precancerous lesions and other diseases later in a man’s life, a new ... full story
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Safe Alternatives to BPA: New Technology May Help Identify

May 22, 2014 — Numerous studies have linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic, receipt paper, toys, and other products with various health problems from poor growth to cancer, and the FDA has been supporting ... full story
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Potentially Safer, Greener Alternative to BPA Could Come from Papermaking Waste

Mar. 16, 2014 — A waste product from making paper could yield a safer, greener replacement for the potentially harmful chemical BPA, now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics. Scientists made the ... full story
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Common BPA Substitute, BPS, Disrupts Heart Rhythms in Females

June 23, 2014 — Bisphenol S (BPS), a common substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in consumer products, may have similar toxic effects on the heart as previously reported for BPA, a new study ... full story
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BPA Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Shows

Mar. 3, 2014 — Levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in men's urine could be a marker of prostate cancer, and low levels of BPA exposure can cause cellular changes in both non-malignant and malignant prostate cells. ... full story
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Liver Tumors Found in Mice Exposed to BPA

Feb. 3, 2014 — In one of the first studies to show a significant association between BPA and cancer development, researchers have found liver tumors in mice exposed to the chemical via their mothers during ... full story
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BPA Substitute as Bad as BPA? Exposure to BPA Substitute Causes Hyperactivity and Brain Changes in Fish

June 23, 2014 — A chemical found in many “BPA free” consumer products, known as bisphenol S (BPS), is just as potent as bisphenol A (BPA) in altering brain development and causing hyperactive behavior, an animal ... full story
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BPA Stimulates Growth of an Advanced Subtype of Human Breast Cancer Cells Called Inflammatory Breast Cancer

June 23, 2014 — Environmental exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) lowers the effectiveness of a targeted anti-cancer drug for inflammatory breast cancer, according to a new study. The results also ... full story
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BPA Exposure and Obesity in Children: Just a Correlation?

Sep. 9, 2013 — Higher levels of bisphenol A were associated with several measures of obesity in children, research has recently found. Specifically, children exposed to higher levels of bisphenol A had increased ... full story
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BPA Linked to Breast Cancer Tumor Growth

Mar. 6, 2014 — Researchers have attempted to trace how bisphenol-A may promote breast cancer tumor growth with help from a molecule called RNA HOTAIR. "We can't immediately say BPA causes cancer growth, ... full story
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Animal Testing Methods for Some Chemicals Should Change, Experts Urge

June 25, 2014 — Challenging risk assessment methods used for decades by toxicologists, a new review of the literature suggests that oral gavage, the most widely accepted method of dosing lab animals to test chemical ... full story
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BPA and Related Chemicals: Human Safety Thresholds for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals May Be Inaccurate

Apr. 8, 2014 — Human and rat testes respond differently to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as BPA in two thirds of all cases, according to a recent review. As human safety levels are extrapolated from rodent ... full story
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Researchers Link DDT, Obesity

Oct. 22, 2013 — Researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look as a tool against ... full story
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