Navigation Links
Bisphenol A In Food Containers Has Adverse Effect On Brain Tissue

Day-to-day product like food cans, water pipes, dental sealants and milk container linings generally use the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). A research team guided by Scott Belcher, PhD, at the University of Cincinnati (UC) // , reports in the Journal Endocrinology, December 2005 edition that even low level of Bisphenol A (BPA) is identified to disrupt estrogen action on the development of the brain and is also concerned with disease and developmental problems.

These studies also paved the way to understand the rapid signaling mechanism of estrogen in regions of the brain that were previously thought not to be involved in sexual differences.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used as an artificial estrogen and is the primary hormone in female sexual development, but low doses of BPA blocks the activity of estrogen, which increases the growth and viability of neurons resulting in damage to the brain cells. Experiments on rat brain neurons revealed that damage occurred within minutes even at very low doses. It was proved to increase breast cancer cell growth and recently it was reported to increase prostate cancer cell growth too. BPA is also proved to cause lethal effects in fetus.

BPA molecules are linked to form polymers used in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins but these chemical linkage are unstable and the BPA leaches into the food that comes in contact with the plastic.

The problem now associated with this low-dose effect is that deteriorating effect of BPA can be easily missed by standard techniques, which determines chemical exposure risk. This raises concern over the effects of BPA in the environment.

Estrogen in the early stages kills certain neurons but in the later stages increases their viability. On the other hand BPA behaves in a very complicated fashion and it is important to understand the detrimental effects of this chemical on the brain.

Inspite of many research (more than 100) conducted to prove the harmful effects of BPA many chemical industries resist the ban of using BPA in food and beverage containers despite the fact that BPA free plastics can also be used as an alternative.


Related medicine news :

1. Food packaging with Bisphenol A damages the brain
2. Bisphenol A in plastics affects brain
3. Bisphenol A (BPA) linked with breast cancer
4. Bisphenol-A In Plastics Associated With Breast Cancer
5. Mineral Water Stored In Plastic Containers For Long Could Be Lethal
6. Spanking can Cause Adverse Effects Later In Life
7. The Adverse Effects Of Asthma Medication
8. Adverse Effects Associated with Unauthorised Hepatitis A Vaccine in China
9. Liver Adversely Affected By A Diet High In Fat
10. Obesity Has Adverse Impact On Breast Cancer Survival
11. New Immigration Rule Adversely Affects Indian Doctors
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, ... ... (AIS) is pleased to announce the speakers for “Value-Based Payer-Provider Partnerships: Three ... learned from three innovative value-based care arrangements: Essentia Health and UCare, MissionPoint ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Vasont Systems, a top component ... (VUI) extension unites with Syncro Soft’s latest software update, oXygen XML editor Version ... with the latest release of oXygen® XML editor and the Vasont® CCMS. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Scott Newman MD, FACS ... select few plastic surgeons in the New York City area to utilize the ... world’s first heat-induced laser treatment for fat loss in the abdomen, flanks, and ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... TransPack Volume 6 features 30 customizable ... from scrolling web-styled transitions to wipes with blur & drop shadow options. Utilize ... Seamlessly transition from one clip to the next with TransPack's easily customizable styles. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... strategic partnership at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 conference. ... providers of cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled documentation software, announced their partnership today ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD ) ... solutions for advanced image analysis and workflow tools ... Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) 2015 Annual ... November 29 to December 4, 2015. The company ... automated breast density assessment solution, PowerLook® Advanced Mammography ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... SALT LAKE CITY , Nov. 30, 2015 ... Systems (NYSE: VAR ) will exhibit a broader array ... meeting of the Radiological Society of North America ... The Varian exhibit at the meeting will feature X-ray components ... Cardinal CT tube, a line of products from Varian,s Claymount ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nov. 30, 2015  Novartis will demonstrate the strength ... th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. ... as well as supportive care, including key findings in ... cell therapies. The ASH Annual Meeting will be held ... Novartis Oncology . "We will be presenting ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: