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Study shows no significant association between BPA, adverse health outcomes

However, researchers believe data set not sufficient to draw conclusions

December 7, 2012

Study shows no significant association between BPA, adverse health outcomes

A new US study, based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), found no significant association between bisphenol A and adverse health outcomes. However, the study’s authors cautioned against using cross-sectional datasets such as NHANES to draw conclusions about short-lived environmental chemicals and chronic complex diseases, saying, “We need to expend resources on appropriately designed epidemiologic studies and toxicological explorations to understand whether these types of chemicals play a causal role in chronic diseases.” To read the full study, click here.