Poor Parents or just Bisphenol A?

BPA exposure linked to changes in parenting behavior in mice

Video published on 28 May 2015 by mubondlsc.

California mice exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) or ethinyl estradiol changed their parenting behavior, according to an MU Bond LSC study by Cheryl Rosenfeld and Sarah Johnson.

Even more intriguing is how mothers that mated with endocrine-exposed fathers altered their behavior toward their pups.

The chemical is found in store receipts, cardboard and hard plastics, with more than 8 billion tons being manufactured every year.

More Information

  • BPA Exposure Linked To Poor Parenting, living on earth, August 5, 2016.
  • Disruption of Parenting Behaviors in California Mice, a Monogamous Rodent Species, by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, PLOS one, June 3, 2015.
  • Effects of Developmental Bisphenol A Exposure on Reproductive-Related Behaviors in California Mice (Peromyscus californicus): A Monogamous Animal Model, PLOS one, February 6, 2013.
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