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Bisphenol A is A Known Endocrine Disruptor Source
In this study, published October 24, 2011, in an advance online edition of Pediatrics, lead author Joseph Braun, research fellow in environmental health at HSPH, and his colleagues found that gestational BPA exposure was associated with more behavioral problems at age 3, especially in girls.
The researchers collected data from 244 mothers and their 3-year-old children in the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment Study, conducted in the Cincinnati area. Mothers provided three urine samples during pregnancy and at birth that were tested for BPA; their children were tested each year from ages 1 to 3. When the children were 3 years old, the mothers completed surveys about their children's behavior.
BPA was detected in over 85% of the urine samples from the mothers and over 96% of the children’s urine samples. The researchers found that maternal BPA concentrations were similar between the first sample and birth. The children’s BPA levels decreased from ages 1 to 3, but were higher and more variable than that of their mothers.
After adjusting for possible contributing factors, increasing gestational BPA concentrations were associated with more hyperactive, aggressive, anxious, and depressed behavior and poorer emotional control and inhibition in the girls. This relationship was not seen in the boys.
The study confirms two prior studies showing that exposure to BPA in the womb impacts child behavior Exposure to BPA, Chemical Used to Make Plastics, Before Birth Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Difficulties in Young Girls