EMSL Analytical -- According to the Huffington Post, a new study has found a correlation between bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that has been linked to cancer in animal studies and fetal development problems, and narrowed arteries, a condition called Coronary Artery Stenosis.
BPA is commonly found in cans and plastic linings in food products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has already banned the chemical from baby bottles and children’s sippy cups. BPA was declared safe in 2008, but in 2010 the FDA began to raise questions about its risks.
In the study, researchers at the University of Cambridge and University of Exeter examined the arteries of 591 volunteers. Results showed 385 participants with severe artery narrowing, 86 with intermediate artery narrowing, and 120 with no artery narrowing. The participants with higher levels of artery narrowing also had higher BPA levels in their urine.
The same team had previously conducted three studies on urinary BPA. All of their studies reveal that one’s risk of heart disease increases as their exposure to BPA increases.
“As the concern surrounding BPA continues to increase, EMSL receives more requests to test for the chemical,” states Shannon Kauffman, Laboratory Supervisor at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “We use methods such as LC/MS/MS or GC/MS to analyze for BPA in consumer products, food samples, and air for workplace exposure assessments.”
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