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Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Posted By Mark Boyer On July 22, 2012 @ 3:10 pm In eco kids,Inhabitots | No Comments

dentist, dental, child in dentists chair, [1]Preschool boy on dental prevention examination [2] via Shutterstock [1]

Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A [3] (BPA) — this time, it’s cavity fillings. A new study from the New England Research Institutes in Watertown finds that kids who have fillings made using BPA are more likely to develop behavior issues. Dental fillings [4] made with BPA are gaining in popularity because they are teeth-colored, as opposed to silver-colored. This of course isn’t the first health issue BPA has been linked to; the common chemical has also been linked to autism [5], allergies, obesity [6], hormone imbalances, and cancer.


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/tooth-fillings-with-bpa-linked-to-behavior-issues-in-children/bpa-dental-fillings-linked-to-mental-health-problems/

[2] Preschool boy on dental prevention examination: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-93914824/stock-photo-preschool-boy-on-dental-prevention-examination.html

[3] Bisphenol A: http://www.inhabitots.com/green-glowing-fish-illuminate-health-impacts-of-bpa-and-other-hormone-disrupting-chemcials/

[4] Dental fillings: http://www.inhabitots.com/mercury-dental-fillings-are-poisoning-the-fish-you-eat/

[5] autism: http://www.inhabitots.com/top-10-chemicals-most-likely-to-cause-autism-and-other-learning-disorders/

[6] obesity: http://www.inhabitots.com/study-links-bpa-to-obesity-as-america-waits-for-fdas-march-decision-on-bpa-safety/

[7] READ MORE >: http://www.inhabitots.com/bpa-laced-tooth-fillings-linked-to-behavioral-and-emotional-problems-in-kids/

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