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Does BPA Harm Children Most?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous coating used in food and beverage containers, even though some studies suggest the chemical may be hazardous to human health. BPA may behave like a hormone in the body and, in animal studies, it has disrupted life processes such as metabolism or maturation. Could BPA be most harmful to children? To address this question, researchers compared BPA levels in 710 children with the amount of albumin in their urine. (Higher levels of albumin are associated with kidney and heart disease.) The scientists found a correlation between albumin and BPA levels, suggesting that BPA is a health hazard, but the study does not prove that BPA causes higher albumin levels.
Source: Kidney International, Jan. 9, 2013



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