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Bisphenol a exposure: human risk and health policy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20816563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used extensively to manufacture commonly used plastics and epoxy resin liners for food and beverage cans. BPA, with properties similar to diethylstilbestrol, has been shown to exert endocrine-disrupting effects and result in behavioral changes, altered growth, and early secondary sexual maturation. In 2008, legislation was introduced at the state and federal level to ban the use of BPA in children's products. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with the weight of evidence, current federal regulatory stance, and proposed legislation regarding the safe use of BPA.
Cheryl Erler; Julie Novak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-07-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1532-8449     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-06     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Environmental Health*
Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence*
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
Phenols / adverse effects*,  toxicity
Risk Assessment
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phenols; 80-05-7/bisphenol A

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