BPA Linked to Endothelial Dysfunction in U.S. Children

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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