BPA exposure affects fertility in next 3 generations of mice

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IMAGE: BPA exposure during pregnancy was associated with reproductive problems in the next three generations of mice, researchers report. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant…

BPA may rot your children’s teeth ( Video Report )

* Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego. 06 MAR 2015 BPA harms dental enamel in young animals, mimicking human tooth defect A tooth enamel abnormality in children, molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), may result from exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), authors of a new study conclude after finding similar damage to…

BPA increases risk of cancer in human prostate tissue

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 7-Jan-2014 – Our research provides the first direct evidence that exposure to BPA during development, at the levels we see in our day-to-day lives, increases the risk for prostate cancer in human prostate tissue  – “We believe that BPA actually reprograms the stem cells to be more sensitive to estrogen throughout life,…

High BPA levels in children associated with higher risk of obesity and abnormal waist circumference

Contact: Mary F. Masson mfmasson@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Effects of chemical used in products for kids like baby bottles, plastic toys examined in study published in Pediatrics Ann Arbor, Mich. — Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical previously used in many products for kids, like baby bottle…

BPA exposure disrupts human egg maturation

Contact: Tom Langford tlangford@partners.org 617-534-1605 Brigham and Women’s Hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital research could explain why some couples have trouble conceiving              IMAGE:   Images of eggs examined in this study show a properly formed spindle structure with aligned chromosomes (image A) and eggs with spindles of various abnormal shapes and misaligned chromosomes…

BPA and Chlorine Means Bad News: Modified Forms of Bisphenol A Found to Alter Hormone Signaling in New, Disturbing Ways

The ubiquity of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A led researchers to ask what it might be doing in publicly supplied, chlorinated drinking water. The answer: Chlorinated BPA has different, but no less profound effects on cell-signaling networks than unmodified BPA. (Credit: © Artusius / Fotolia) July 17, 2013 — The ubiquity of the endocrine-disrupting chemical…

Prenatal exposure to BPA affects fat tissues in sheep

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO-— New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s…

BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society SAN FRANCISCO– A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest yet…

BPA linked to obesity risk in puberty-age girls

Contact: Catherine Hylas Saunders csaunders@golinharris.com 202-585-2603 Kaiser Permanente OAKLAND, Calif., June 12 —Girls between 9 and 12 years of age with higher-than-average levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine had double the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of BPA, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal PLOS…