<span >The latest BPA news comes for a Yale study examining the effects of BPA against monkeys to more closely simulate the effects of the chemical on humans as opposed to previous studies using rodents. The study revealed a connection between BPA and problems with brain function and mood disorders in the monkeys – marking the first time the chemical has been connected to health problems in primates.
Yale’s study differed from its predecessors because its “goal was to more closely mimic the slow and continuous conditions under which humans would normally be exposed to BPA,” said study author Csaba Leranth, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and in Neurobiology at Yale. She claims, “As a result, this study is more indicative than past research of how BPA may actually affect humans.”
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still holds that it is, “not recommending that anyone discontinue using products that contain BPA” while it continues its risk assessment process. The concern for baby bottles is that adding hot liquids to a products containing BPA, such as a plastic baby bottle, could cause the substance to leach from the product and be consumed by infants.
So, until the FDA holds its meeting on BPA on September 15, there will not likely be an official statement on any official US news, but if BPA concerns you, remember there are alternatives like using glass bottles. DrinkMore Water is also the only company (that we know of at least!!) that carries BPA-free #1 5-gallon plastic bottles. So, if you’re concerned about BPA – please give us a call!!