The long-term health risks of BPA exposure have been documented by hundreds of studies. The research shows a wide range of health effects. BPA disrupts hormones, has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals, and has been linked with cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity in humans.
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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
The use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics has steadily increased over the past few decades, making it one of the most commonly produced chemicals in the world. As a result of its widespread use, traces of the chemical are found everywhere from breast milk to groundwater. BPA is suspected of disrupting hormones. Preliminary animal testing points to a range of potential health threats, from interference with the male reproductive system to problems with brain development. A report from Yale University indicates BPA interferes with brain development in infant monkeys. And a study at Harvard University found that prenatal exposure to BPA decreases intelligence in children.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.