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September 8, 2008 at 12:00 am Comments (0)

Plastics chemical harms brain function

According to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, BPA completely abolished the formation of some nerve connections in two key regions of the brain – the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.

These findings have “profound implications,” the investigators maintain, given the critical role of these nerve connections in cognition and mood.

“Based on these findings, we think the EPA may wish to consider lowering its ‘safe daily limit’ for human BPA consumption,” Hajszan said. Knowing this the EPA has taken no action to alert mothers of the danger of plastic baby bottles and infant formula cans.

SOURCE: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, September 2, 2008.

Yet more evidence that BPA (widely used in infant forumla cans and baby bottles) is bad for humans and especially infants.