Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bisphenol A and aggressive behavior in 2-year-old girls

A study says that mothers with higher blood levels of Bisphenol A while pregnant give birth to daughters "who were more likely to have aggressive and hyperactive behaviors than children of women with lower BPA levels, especially if higher exposure was seen earlier in pregnancy."

Boys did not seem to be affected.

This is the chemical that (California bill) SB 797 would ban in children's food containers (except in liquid infant formula containers, for some reason). It passed the state Senate in June, but it failed in the Assembly in September. A motion to reconsider was granted, but Assembly Member Torrico put the fill on the inactive file.

All the health groups are for SB 797, and all the business groups are against it. In other news, the sun rose in the East this morning.

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