Dangers of BPA exposure confirmed in rhesus macaques

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Date: Nov. 2012
From: Lab Animal(Vol. 41, Issue 11)
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Document Type: Article
Length: 404 words
Lexile Measure: 1370L

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic chemical with endocrine-disrupting properties that is present in many consumer items: the linings of aluminum cans, heat-activated or pressure-printed cash register receipts, dental sealants and polycarbonate plastic products such as food and drink containers. Because of its prevalence, many people are exposed to BPA on a recurring basis. Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that BPA is present in the bodies of more than 90% of American adults.

Concerns regarding the risks of this widespread exposure have grown during the past 15 years, as hundreds of studies have reported adverse...

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