London: Exposure to a chemical once used widely in plastic bottles and still found in aluminum cans, may raise a child`s risk for developing heart problems or kidney disease by the time they are adults, new research suggests.Laboratory studies suggest that even low levels of bisphenol A (BPA) like the ones identified in this national survey of children and adolescents increase oxidative stress and inflammation that promotes protein leakage into the urine, which is a biomarker for early renal impairment and future risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, associate professor of pediatrics, environmental medicine, and population health, and co-lead author of the study.
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