Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), the controversial chemical used in the manufacturing of certain plastic products, including plastic baby bottles for infants, has been shown to affect behavior and executive function in children three years of age. Executive function is used to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space.
“Gestational urinary BPA concentrations were associated with some neurobehavioral measures at 3 years of age in this cohort. In particular, gestational BPA exposure was associated with higher scores for measures of anxiety, hyperactivity, emotional control, and behavioral inhibition…results suggested that girls in this cohort were more sensitive to gestational BPA exposures than were boys.”
Many holistic physicians observe these changes clinically in their practices, so it’s nice to see some relevant topics being published in big, peer-reviewed journals that validate those observations.
BPA is everywhere. This is more proof, that we, as a whole society, need to be more aware of, not only what we are eating, drinking, and breathing, but also what our companies are producing.
The big print giveth…and the fine print taketh away.