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The dangers of Bisphenol A

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used to make some types of plastics and resins, which are containers for food and beverages, or are lining the inside of cans of canned or bottles.
Its toxicity and the effects on health have become to this plasticizer discussed, and for years studies are carried out to determine the hazards involving their daily human contact, since it has been found that Bisphenol A from containers can transfer in small amounts to foods and drinks.
In a study promoted by the European's food safety authority (EFSA) in 2013 that evaluated the possible sources of exposure to Bisphenol - food and non-food, and by various routes - oral, inhalation or through the skin-the people of Europe, it was concluded that diet was the source of major exposure to this substance.

Possible hazards of Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor, which has the ability to interact with hormones in the human body, like for example estrogen - female sex hormone - and could therefore affect fertility, device player and the endocrine system.
Some research, as one held recently at the University of Illinois at Chicago (United States), and published in Endocrinology, has warned about the harmful effects that it may have exposure to BPA on the developing fetus, because it relates to this substance, which mimics the action of estrogens in the body, with various types of cancer, such as prostate cancer, in mice models.
In 2011, the European Commission adopted a restriction on the use of BPA for baby bottles, in order to limit the exposure of infants to this substance, considering that children under six months had not developed a complete elimination system to release with the same efficiency.
After analyzing various studies EFSA concluded recently that there may be a relationship between exposure to Bisphenol A and some alterations observed in kidney, liver and mammary glands in animals, and has reduced the tolerable daily intake (TDI), which established in 0.05 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of body weight in 2006, to 0.005 mg/kg body weight / day.
Although EFSA has insisted that currently there is no risk to the health of the European population because exposure to Bisphenol A at levels that does not consider dangerous--between three and five times below the recommended safety limits, it also recognizes that it could be a problem in the long run according to the scientific evidence that continue to appearso their conclusions in this regard are preliminary and are subject to a new risk analysis.
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