Volume 91 Issue 26 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 1, 2013

BPA Through Oral Route Remains Active

In a study using dogs, scientists observe direct absorption of bisphenol A from the mouth into the bloodstream
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: bisphenol A, BPA, endocrine disruptor, risk assessment

Experiments with dogs have found that the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can be absorbed under the tongue and pass directly into the bloodstream. Proof of this exposure route, not shown conclusively until now, suggests that higher levels of BPA may persist in the body than previously thought and be available to do harm (Environ. Health Perspect. 2013, DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1206339). BPA is a synthetic building block . . .

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