Bisphenol A

Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

That's because the plastic bottle you're constantly replenishing isn't made to be re-filled - meaning it could have the potential to leach chemicals and harbour harmful bacteria.

Jun 28, 2017, 11:47 AM IST

Obesity: Drinking from plastic water bottles increases risk in unborn child

BPA is a chemical found in a variety of food containers, including polycarbonate plastic water bottles and can linings.

Feb 08, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Canned food linked to hormone-disrupting chemical exposure

According to the study, the consumption of one canned food to none was found to be associated with 24 per cent higher urinary BPA concentrations; and the consumption of two or more canned foods to none was associated with 54 per cent higher urinary BPA concentrations.

Jun 30, 2016, 11:24 AM IST

Chemical exposure to foetal mammary gland can up breast cancer risk

The findings of the animal study showed that BPA directly affects the mammary gland of mouse embryos.

Apr 03, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

Common plastic chemical ups risk of premature delivery

The researchers investigated the role of Bisphenol A, or BPA, blood levels on risk of preterm birth.

Mar 27, 2016, 15:54 PM IST

Eating soy may help women undergoing IVF

Researchers wanted to examine further this association between BPA exposure and IVF success, and what part diet may play in a link between the two.

Feb 01, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

5 reasons why you should say goodbye to hand sanitizers!

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Aug 24, 2015, 09:56 AM IST

Canned soup 'doesn't lead' to higher than expected levels of BPA in blood

A new research has revealed that coating the mouth with BPA-containing food, like soup, does not lead to higher than expected levels of BPA in blood.

Jan 28, 2015, 10:43 AM IST

Having food from cans lined with Bisphenol can increase your BP

 Having food or drinks from cans lined with the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) could heighten your blood pressure, says a new study.

Dec 09, 2014, 16:36 PM IST

Bottle-feeding may risk your baby's health

Toxic substance in plastic, known as Bisphenol A, or BPA found in bottles used to feed babies can be potentially harmful to their health and can cause several diseases.

Nov 01, 2014, 20:56 PM IST

Prenatal exposure to BPA linked to diminished lung function in kids

 A new study has revealed that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA, a common chemical used in some plastics) appears to be inconsistently associated with diminished lung function and the development of persistent wheeze in children.

Oct 07, 2014, 11:30 AM IST

Warm bottled water may be bad for your health, warn scientists

A new study by scientists from the scientists University of Florida has warned against drinking water from a bottle if it had been left somewhere warm for a long time.

Sep 29, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

Exposure to BPA could lead to prostate cancer

Researchers at the Cincinnati Cancer Center have shown that levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in men`s urine could be a marker of prostate cancer and that low levels of BPA exposure can cause cellular changes in both non-malignant and malignant prostate cells.

Mar 04, 2014, 13:55 PM IST

New finding confirms link between chemical in plastic and cancer

Researchers have found liver tumours in mice exposed to the Bisphenol A (BPA) - chemical present in plastic - via their mothers during gestation and nursing.

Feb 04, 2014, 14:51 PM IST

Exposure to chemical in plastics may up prostate cancer risk

Researchers have suggested that fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer Bisphenol A, or BPA, found in water bottles, soup can liners, could increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life.

Jan 08, 2014, 12:35 PM IST

Even low doses of chemical in plastics are hazardous for human health

While traditional toxicology studies have indicated that only very high doses of Bisphenol A (BPA)- known endocrine disruptor that hijacks the normal responses of hormones- affect exposed animals, a new study has revealed that the lower doses of the chemical may also affect humans.

Nov 08, 2013, 12:38 PM IST

Exposure to chemical in plastics linked to higher risk of obesity in kids

Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A, a chemical used in plastics, are more likely to become obese and have abnormal waist circumference, a new study has suggested.

Aug 20, 2013, 12:52 PM IST

Exposure to chemical in plastic may up prostate cancer risk

Exposing developing tissue to low levels of the plastic bisphenol A (BPA) is associated to a greater incidence of prostate cancer in tissue grown from human prostate stem cells.

Jun 18, 2013, 13:25 PM IST

Exposure to compound found in baby bottles can damage teeth

Early exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used in the composition of plastics and resins, might damage the enamel of teeth, a new study has revealed.

Jun 11, 2013, 15:21 PM IST

Urgent action urged to cut women`s exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

A UK charity has called for urgent action to reduce women`s exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.

May 14, 2013, 14:46 PM IST