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Bisphenol A Found in Babies and Mothers' Breast Milk

Bisphenol A Found in Babies and Mothers' Breast Milk

Nursing school researchers have determined that a majority of mothers' breast milk and the urine of low-exposure babies contain the hormone disrupter bisphenol A (BPA).

The research comes from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Boston's Simmons College. The researchers tested the breast milk of 27 women and the urine of 31 infants. The infants were between three months and 15 months old, and they were screened for environmental exposure to BPA sources. The infants tested had no known BPA environmental exposure.

The tests analyzed the levels of unconjugated or free BPA as well as total BPA levels – including conjugated BPA. The researchers used solid-phase extraction along with liquid chromatography-isotope dilution with mass spectrometry to determine the levels with accuracy.

BPA and Other Toxins Building up in the Blood of Children

BPA and Other Toxins Building up in the Blood of Children

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded that BPA and seven other toxins are building up within the bodies of U.S. children according to blood and urine studies.

The research comes from the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health. The researchers utilized data from Children's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey results of children who were between three and eleven years old during 2001 and 2002.

The research found that the blood of over 60% of these children contained significant levels of bisphenol A (BPA) and its metabolites, as well as seven other toxins referred to as phenols. These toxins include benzophenone-3, triclosan, 2,4-dichlorophenol, 2,5- dichlorophenol, and three parabens.

Benzophenone-3 is also referred to as oxybenzone, and it is a common ingredient in many sunscreens. This is because oxybenzone will absorb UV rays, preventing the skin from UV exposure (which, by the way, produces the all-important vitamin D).

BPA-lined Containers Hike Blood Pressure - Immediately

BPA-lined Containers Hike Blood Pressure - Immediately

A recent study finds drinking from BPA-lined containers can immediately raise ones blood pressure. Did you notice the word 'immediately'?

Most of us know – or should know by now – that bisphenol-A mimics estrogen and can thus interrupt our cells' reception of hormones. This is called hormone disruption.

Heightened BPA Exposure Linked to Diabetes


Heightened BPA Exposure Linked to Diabetes

New research from the West Virginia University School of Medicine has confirmed other research finding that Bisphenol A (BPA) – found among various plastics and resins in consumer goods – may lead or contribute to type 2 diabetes.

The researchers examined 3,516 people using the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey of 2003-2008. The researchers compared the urinary BPA levels with fasting glucose levels to determine if there was a relationship between higher BPA concentration in the body and a prediabetic condition.

The researchers used the range for fasting glucose of 100-125 mg/dL and two-hour glucose levels of 140-199 mg/dL or a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) value of 5.7-6.4 % as the standard for a prediabetic condition. A normal A1C range is between 4% and 6%, and the lower the level, the better.

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The researchers found that those subjects with BPA levels in the highest third (tertile) range of BPA concentration in the urine had an average of 34% increased incidence of prediabetic condition in terms of their glucose or A1C levels.

The researchers eliminated other possible known factors in diabetes such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and alcohol consumption.

Infant BPA Exposure from Breast Milk Now Widespread

Infant BPA Exposure from Breast Milk Now Widespread

Researchers from the Republic of Korea's Sookmyung Women's University College of Pharmacy have confirmed that a majority of infants are now being exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) – a well-known endocrine disrupter – through their breast milk.

The researchers tested 325 mothers and infants from mostly middle class families in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) who were born within two weeks of the study. The researchers sampled the mothers' breast milk and tested the presence of BPA in the colostrum. The researchers also tested the presence of two other endocrine disrupting phenols in the breast milks.

Together with this testing, the researchers studied the health of the mothers and their babies as well as the mothers' diets.

Obesity Double Whammy: Sugary Sodas in BPA Cans and Plastic

Obesity Double Whammy: Sugary Sodas in BPA Cans and Plastic

New research from New York State University has confirmed a link exists between Bisphenol A (BPA) and obesity. But there are a few caveats that reveal an even bigger link exposed in other research: The combination of sugary sodas in canned and plastic containers.

The NYSU medical researchers studied 2,838 kids between six and 19 years old, using the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey between 2003-2008 (NHANES 2003-2008) The scientists compared the intake of the kids' urinary BPA levels with their BMI to determine the relative degree of obesity and general weight status. Out of the population, 1,047 qualified as obese and 590 of the kids were overweight. The researchers also cross-referenced the results with the kids' ages and ethnicity.

Their findings determined that while over 22% of kids with the most urinary BPA levels (highest quartile) were obese, only 10% of kids with the lowest BPA levels (lowest quartile) were obese.

More than twice the obesity rate is more than a strong association. The study's lead researcher Dr. Leonardo Trasande told HealthDay that, "BPA has been associated with adult obesity and heart disease," and the findings "raise further questions about the need to limit BPA exposure in children."

Two Out of Three Food Cans Tested Have Toxic BPA in the Linings, New Report Says

Two Out of Three Food Cans Tested Have Toxic BPA in the Linings, New Report Says

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Nearly 200 Cans Analyzed from Campbell’s, Del Monte, General Mills, Kroger, Albertsons and More contain toxic BPA.

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