BPA-like chemicals likely causing “alarming” damage to brain cells

Plasticizers like BPA and BPS are used commonly in plastic products, and research is continuing to illustrate the risk they pose to human health

Controversy has shrouded the once-common plasticizer BPA since studies started to highlight its links to a whole range of adverse health effects in humans, but recent research has also shown that its substitutes mightn’t be all that safe either. A new study has investigated how these compounds impact nerve cells in the adult brain, with the authors finding that they likely permanently disrupt signal transmission, and also interfere with neural circuits involved in perception.

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