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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Exposure to bisphenol: A and its analogues in neurodevelopmental disorders among girls

Author(s): MuChaithra Muniyoor, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Manjunath, Farhan Zameer, Srinivas and Ravish H*

BPA is estimated to be produced in excess of 6 billion pounds per year.These chemicals in the environment that disrupt the endocrine system have been linked to negative health effects. Bisphenol-A (also known as 2,2- bis-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane) is a hormone disruptor. Ingestion of BPAcontaining food and drink is the most common way for humans to be exposed to the chemical. Prenatal BPA exposure was linked to anxiety and hyperactivity in a study of mothers and their children. BPA at low doses, can affect estrogen, androgen, and thyroid signaling by binding into respective receptors.


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