24 Oct '11, 6pm

BPA Exposure Linked to Behavior and Emotional Problems in Young Girls

BPA Exposure Linked to Behavior and Emotional Problems in Young Girls

has been linked to health problems in kids – only this time, research shows that BPA is affecting young girls in particular. The new study, conducted at Harvard School of Public Health and published at Pediatrics online, shows that BPA exposure in the womb is linked to later behavior and emotional problems in young girls. Young boys were affected as well, but minimally compared to young girls. Lead author Joseph Braun and his colleagues collected urine data from 244 mothers and their 3-year-olds and detected BPA in over 85% of the urine samples from the mothers and over 96% of the children’s urine samples. After surveying the mothers and adjusting for possible contributing factors, gestational BPA exposure was associated with pronounced behavioral and emotional problems among 3-year-old girls, including hyperactivity, aggression, anxiety, depression and poorer emotional co...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/bpa-exposure-linked-to-behavior...

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