Gallery: Researchers Discover that BPA Can Cause Inner Ear Deformities

 

Researchers in France have released a study showing that Bisphenol A (BPA), the known endocrine disruptor, can cause inner ear deformities in vertebrates that can affect hearing and balance. Previous research has shown that BPA acts as a hormonal disruptor and has the ability to cause sexual dysfunction in adults, brain abnormalities in fetuses, reproduction abnormalities, early puberty in current levels, and can lead to cancer — breast and prostate. This latest study adds another health risk to the already growing list of problems that have been scientifically linked to BPA — which can be found in products like water bottles, baby bottles and canned goods. The chemical has already been declared toxic in Canada and has been banned there and in the EU in baby bottles.

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home