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Environmental toxin Bisphenol A can affect newborn brain
Date:10/26/2011

duals had had developed increased sensitivity to this type of exposure in adulthood. Once again, this effect was induced during the neonatal period but persisted into adulthood.

"We have previously seen this type of effect from several other environmental toxins that are still prevalent in both indoor and outdoor environments. As these effects are similar to each other, it's possible that several different environmental toxins, including Bisphenol A, may work together in causing disturbances during brain development. This in turn may mean that the individual dosages of the various environmental toxins that are required to cause disturbances may be lower than those we examined in our studies of, for example, Bisphenol and brominated flame-retardants," says Henrik Viberg.


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Contact: Henrik Viberg
henrik.viberg@ebc.uu.se
46-070-171-9060
Uppsala University
Source:Eurekalert

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