On August 19, 2015 the news provider CTV News reported on a study finding a link between increased bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) levels in children and behavioral problems. The study by scientists from Statistics Canada, a Canadian government institute, measured urinary BPA in children and young adults (6-19 years). Further, they received parent-supplied information on behavioral characteristics, covering aspects like hyperactivity/inattention, emotional symptoms, conduct and social behavior. Increased levels of BPA were statistically significantly correlated with behavioral problems. Over 2,500 children participated in the study.
CTV Staff (August 19, 2015). “BPA linked to behaviour problems in new Statistics Canada study.” CTV News
Findlay, L. C. & Kohen, D. E. (2015). “Bisphenol A and child and youth behavior: Canadian Health Measures Survey 2007 to 2011.” Statistics Canada Health Reports 26(8):3-9.