Navigation Links
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
Date:10/6/2009

BPA has been linked to other dangers, but behavioral effects remain unclear,,,,

TUESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest study to suggest an association between the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and adverse effects on humans, researchers report that BPA may affect the behavior of little girls.

Girls exposed to higher levels of BPA displayed more "externalizing" behaviors, such as aggression and hyperactivity, according to the study, which is published in the Oct. 6 online edition of Environmental Health Perspectives.

"We found almost all of the women [in the study] had detectable levels of bisphenol A in at least one of the tests, and elevated concentrations were associated with externalizing behaviors in female children," said study author Joe Braun, a graduate student and research assistant in epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Not everyone agreed with the study's conclusions, however.

"This type of study has no capability to establish cause and effect, only associations. At the end of the study, the authors even point out that the results 'should be viewed cautiously,'" noted Steven Hentges, executive director of the polycarbonate/BPA global group at the American Chemistry Council, which represents the chemicals industry.

BPA is a commonly used chemical that's found in hard plastics and epoxy resins. The chemical is used in water bottles, food containers, infant bottles and medical devices. BPA may also be found in the lining of canned foods. Most human exposure comes through diet when the chemical leaches into food and beverages from the containers, according to the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Previous studies suggest that more than 90 percent of people in the United States have detectable levels of BPA in their urine.

Animal studies of the chemical ha
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size
2. Microscopic manufacturers produce eco-friendly plastics
3. Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical
4. ECO2 Plastics, Inc. Receives Favorable FDA Opinion Letter Approving the Use of Its Recycled Plastic Flake in Food Packaging Applications
5. Chemical in Plastics May Cause Fertility Problems
6. FDA Faulted for Stance on Chemical in Plastics
7. PARI Pharma Unveils Closed System Using eFlow Technology at Medical Plastics Conference
8. ECO2 Plastics, Inc. Reports 2007 Year End Financial Results, Announces FDA Filing and Provides Outlook for 2008
9. ECO2 Plastics to File for FDA Approval for Food-Contact Applications
10. BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why Does Fluoride Make Your Teeth Hard?
11. UCLA study identifies 2 chemicals that could lead to new drugs for genetic disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 The joint ... its first freestanding emergency room in Chandler on Friday, ... Arizona General Hospital, which is also part of the ... the grand opening, Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency ... Chamber of Commerce and donated $5,000 to Campo Verde ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... 2015 With ProPoint: Hand Drawn, users can ... Cut Pro X . With ProPoint: Hand Drawn, users ... further more customize each preset all with a click of ... to 90 fully customizable effect presets all within Final Cut ... straight arrows, underlines, and more. , ProPoint: Hand Drawn ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... May 05, 2015 Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist, ... and beauty products to be sold at the offices of ... Beverly Hills, and worldwide through an online store . ... fill the gap between dental care and beauty with a ... and youthful,” says Dr. Glosman. , Dr. Glosman’s Advanced ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of ... credit rating of “A” from Standard & Poor’s. ... the Wall Street ratings agency cited the company’s ... determining the rating and “stable” outlook. , “Providing our ... top priorities, so we are pleased to have earned ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... May 05, 2015 Hundreds ... filed on behalf of men who allegedly ... use of prescription testosterone replacement therapies continue ... litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern ... dated May 1st, defendants AbbVie, Inc., Auxilium ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health Opened First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 2Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health Opened First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 3Health News:FCPX Plugin Developer Pixel Film Studios release Propoint Hand Drawn 2Health News:Beverly Hills Dentist Arthur Glosman Launches New Dental Health And Beauty Product Line 2Health News:Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Maintains “A” Credit Rating from Standard & Poor’s 2Health News:Federal Testosterone Lawsuit Defendants Recently Submitted Answers to Master Long Form Complaint 2Health News:Federal Testosterone Lawsuit Defendants Recently Submitted Answers to Master Long Form Complaint 3Health News:Federal Testosterone Lawsuit Defendants Recently Submitted Answers to Master Long Form Complaint 4
... sensitive tooth at some point of their life. A visit to ... or 'you brush in a hard way, so your teeth are ... out with a solution that could make sensitive teeth a bad ... out the dentinal tubules which transmit painful signals to the pulp, ...
... to fund a study which helps to understand the ... to breast cancer patients to ease the pain they ... study is to be carried out by Researchers from ... the three complementary therapy methods reflexology, guided imagery and ...
... one of the most common breathing problems encountered by ... has been a considerable increase in the incidence of ... been estimated that nearly 196,000 children are hospitalized in ... considerable amount is being spent on the health issue ...
... loss of motor function in a part due to ... Lateral Sclerosis// is a form of motor neuron disease ... incapable of even the slightest movements such as blinking. ... ,The new headband that has been developed by Japanese ...
... year India’s Health care has been in constant limelight ... the healthcare system in India came to focus after ... the City leaving thousands homeless, many orphaned and a ... worked quickly and effectively with the people providing immediate ...
... Phase II study to 12 months confirm the significant effects ... patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). ,The data, ... both patient groups taking FTY720 (1.25 mg and 5 mg) ... of more than 50% during the first six months of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Improved parent-physician communication to prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma 2Health News:Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results 2Health News:Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results 3
(Date:5/5/2015)... May 5, 2015   InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... systems, announced today that it will release its full financial ... Monday, May 11 th before the open, followed by ... financial results and business outlook. Participants should call ... 542-4135 (International) and request the InspireMD call. A live webcast ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... Ill. , May 5, 2015 ... diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today ... information systems company. This partnership allows Sysmex and ... and interfacing solution for physician offices and clinics ... directly to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... 5, 2015 GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing ... announced today the closing of the previously announced ... of 1,600,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at a ... of approximately $179.2 million (before deducting underwriting discount, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InspireMD to Report Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015 on Monday, May 11th 2InspireMD to Report Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015 on Monday, May 11th 3Sysmex America, Inc. Partners with Medicus Middleware to Provide Physician Office Labs with Instrument Connectivity Directly to EMR 2Sysmex America, Inc. Partners with Medicus Middleware to Provide Physician Office Labs with Instrument Connectivity Directly to EMR 3GW Pharmaceuticals plc Announces the Closing of U.S. Public Offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) Raising Approximately $179.2 Million on the NASDAQ Global Market 2GW Pharmaceuticals plc Announces the Closing of U.S. Public Offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) Raising Approximately $179.2 Million on the NASDAQ Global Market 3GW Pharmaceuticals plc Announces the Closing of U.S. Public Offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) Raising Approximately $179.2 Million on the NASDAQ Global Market 4
... , CVS/pharmacy and the New York State Fraternal Order of ... Outreach yet , PORT JERVIS, N.Y., Dec. 17 On ... of Police and dozens of volunteers came together at Easter ... Jervis, to distribute toys, coats and food to families in ...
... , LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Dec. 17 CANTEL MEDICAL ... Board of Directors intends to pay, for the first time, a ... share annually, on the Company,s common stock. The Board declared the ... to be paid on January 29, 2010 to shareholders of record ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CVS/pharmacy and the New York State Fraternal Order of Police Help Families in Port Jervis Have a Merry and Memorable Holiday Season 2Cantel Medical Authorizes Semiannual Dividend 2
ACMI™ Double-J Closed Tip Ureteral Stents feature patented dual durometer thermosensitive Tecoflex® construction for physician ease of placement and patient comfort....
Used for retrograde positioning of a ureteral stent. The radiopaque band improves fluoroscopic visibility of the positioner tip. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... placement to stent the ureter ... continent urinary diversions. Supplied sterile ... one-time use. CAUTION: Periodic evaluation ... remain indwelling more than six ...
... The Bard® C-Max™ Cutting Loop is ... smooth tissue cut. The cutting loops are ... standard. The tungsten wire-cutting loop is hand ... process. These electrodes are made to exacting ...
Medicine Products: