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BPA Linked to Endothelial Dysfunction in U.S. Children

January 22, 2013

Recent findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggest that endothelial dysfunction is another adverse effect of bisphenol-A, a chemical used to manufacture polycarbonate resin that has previously been labeled an endocrine disruptor.

"While our cross-sectional study cannot definitively confirm that [bisphenol A] contributes to heart disease or kidney dysfunction in children, together with our previous study of BPA and obesity, this new data adds to already existing concerns about BPA as a contributor to cardiovascular risk in children and adolescents," said Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, of NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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