oa Professional Nursing Today - Bisphenol A in consumer products : are our children safe? : paediatrics

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used in the manufacturing of various plastic containers and other articles. BPA interferes with various hormonal processes, disrupting the endocrine system. This has led to widespread concern and anxiety amongst consumers, particularly as many of the plastic items containing BPA are for use in the paediatric population. This article explores BPA as an endocrine disruptor, its use in children, and the official definitions of what low-dose BPA is.

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