Premature Babies Exposed to Heightened Levels of BPA

Published: 20 January 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to “Environmental Health News,” a new study examining infants’ exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic compound linked to various health abnormalities in humans and lab animals, finds premature babies hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units had levels of BPA in their urine 10 times higher than the general population. The source of the exposure is most likely from plastic medical devices used in the hospital, although some could have come from infant formula.

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