The truth comes out: Even low doses of BPA can damage your reproductive health and nervous system

Thursday, August 11, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker
Thursday, August 11, 2016

For years, the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) – commonly found in plastic bottles, can linings and other products – has been linked to a number of negative health consequences, and now a new study has indicated that even in small doses BPA can cause significant changes in metabolism as well as affect the reproductive and nervous systems.

Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark found “reduced sperm count, obesity and changes to breast development and behaviour” in rats who were given small amounts of BPA, and believe that similar effects may occur in humans.

These effects were observed in low doses – in roughly equivalent levels to what humans are exposed to on a daily basis.

From a university press release accompanying the study:

The results show that particularly low doses of bisphenol A affect the development of the animals. The female rats that were exposed to the lowest dose weighed more as adults, and their behaviour had changed in a direction that resembled male behaviour. This could indicate masculinization of the females’ brains. Male rats that were exposed to the lowest dose had increased growth of mammary gland tissue, and decreased sperm count as adults.

These effects were not observed at the higher bisphenol A doses.

Mammary gland changes that could be indicative of an early stage of breast cancer were observed in aging rats exposed to the second lowest dose of bisphenol A.

The results support previous studies, which show that particularly low doses of bisphenol A can affect the animals’ development, while higher doses have different effects.

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