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.

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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.