BPA may affect the developing brain by disrupting gene regulation
February 25, 2013 in Medical research
Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Medicine.
“Our study found that BPA may impair the development of the central nervous system, and raises the question as to whether exposure could predispose animals and humans to neurodevelopmental disorders,” said lead author Wolfgang Liedtke, M.D., PhD, associate professor of medicine/neurology and neurobiology at Duke.
- Plastic packaging ‘harming brain and nerve cell growth in babies’ (independent.co.uk)
- Bisphenol A – in fabrics? (oecotextiles.wordpress.com)
- Intensive care linked to BPA exposure in newborns (sciencenews.org)