Tag: Bisphenol

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 […]

BPA may cause heart disease in women, research shows

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Katie Pence katie.pence@uc.edu 513-558-4561 University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center CINCINNATI—New research by a team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that bisphenol A (BPA) may be harmful for the heart, particularly in women. Results of several studies are […]

Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical: BPA metabolizes 8x slower than expected

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Leslie Orr Leslie_orr@urmc.rochester.edu 585-275-5774 University of Rochester Medical Center A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges common assumptions about the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), by showing that in some people, surprisingly high levels remain in the body even after fasting for […]

BPA’s Real Threat May Be After It Has Metabolized: Chemical Found in Many Plastics Linked to Multiple Health Threats: “MBP has a 100-fold to 1,000-fold stronger bond to the estrogen receptor than BPA”

Contacts between the ends (red) of estradiol and the estrogen receptor are critical for biological activity. BPA is too short to have both contacts; MBP is longer and can mimic the sex hormone estradiol in the estrogen receptor. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of California, San Diego Health […]

Environmental toxin Bisphenol A can affect newborn brain “poorer adaptation to new environments, as well hyperactivity as young adults” from a single exposure

Contact: Henrik Viberg henrik.viberg@ebc.uu.se 46-070-171-9060 Uppsala University Newborn mice that are exposed to Bisphenol A develop changes in their spontaneous behavior and evince poorer adaptation to new environments, as well hyperactivity as young adults. This has been shown by researchers at Uppsala University. Their study also revealed that […]