Ongoing Research Links Bisphenol A with Negative Health Effects

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Recent studies add growing evidence to the potential dangers of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). The estrogen-like chemical may be linked to diabetes in adults and to heart and kidney disease in children. Still, the risks are far from clear.

In some of the most recent work, researchers found a link between BPA and low-grade urinary albumin excretion in children and adolescents (Trasande L, et al. Kidney Int 2013 Jan 9. doi: 10.1038/ki.2012.422). The findings suggest that youngsters who are exposed to BPA, which was once used widely in plastic bottles and is still found in aluminum cans