Effects of BPA on Neurodevelopment

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After reading this excellent blog post on the effects that Bisphenol-A (BPA) can have on neurological development i became interested in finding what problems exposure to this chemical can cause and how it is regulated by the FDA. A panel conducted by the National Institutes of Health in 2007 determined that there is some concern for the effects of BPA on the neural development for fetuses and young children but decided that BPA is of negligible concern to adults. the FDA has banned the use of BPA in the manufacture of baby bottles but has not banned it from being used in food packaging even in the case of baby food and formula despite protests from several interst groups. The paper mentioned in Heidi's blogpost was published only a couple of weeks ago so it will be interesting to see what impact it has on this debate.

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