Early-Life BPA-Exposure tied to Behavior Problems, Emotional Difficulties in Young Girls

Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Child Behavior in an Inner-City Cohort

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Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Child Behavior in an Inner-City Cohort, 2012 study – Impact of Early-Life Bisphenol A Exposure on Behavior and Executive Function in Children, 2011 study.

In a 2001 study of Cincinnati-area children, young girls exposed to higher levels of Bisphenol-A  (BPA) in utero had more behavioral problems and were more anxious and over-active than those only exposed to small amounts of the chemical.

In 2002, a study of New-York-area children followed African-American and Dominican women and their children from pregnancy to child’s age 5 years, collecting spot urine samples from the mothers during pregnancy (34 weeks on average) and from children between 3 and 4 years of age to estimate BPA exposure. The results suggested that prenatal exposure to BPA may affect child behavior, and differently among boys and girls.

Sources:

  • Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Child Behavior in an Inner-City Cohort, NCBI, PMCID: PMC3440080, Apr 27, 2012. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104492
  • Impact of Early-Life Bisphenol A Exposure on Behavior and Executive Function in Children, pediatrics, peds.2011-1335, August 8, 2011.
  • Exposure to BPA, chemical used to make plastics, before birth linked to behavioral, emotional difficulties in young girls, Harvard School of Public Health, Press Releases, October 24, 2011
  • BPA tied to behavior problems in girls: study, Reuters, idUSTRE79N0X220111024, Oct 24, 2011

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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