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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Study Links BPA to Lower Thyroid Function

3D chemical structure of bisphenol A
3D chemical structure of bisphenol A (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ever since a study showed bisphenol A (BPA), a major molecule used in the plastic industry, was an endocrine disruptor that could exert negative effects on human health, it has been the focus of even more health studies.

The latest, by researchers in France, has found that an unborn child exposed to BPA can be at increased risk of lowered thyroid function. The findings are based on a study of newborn sheep.
Hypothyroidism is characterized by poor mental and physical performance in human adults and in children can result in cognitive impairment and failure to grow normally.

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