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BPS linked to brain cell damage


Touted as the new safe alternative to plasticiser and oestrogen mimic BPA, it has now been shown by researchers at the University of Calgary, Canada that BPS (Bisphenol S) damages brain cells and causes abnormal growth surges in brain neurons. Embryos experienced abnormal brain cell growth.

The researchers didn’t use humans in the test fortunately; they used zebra fish, which share 80 percent of their genes with humans.

Unlike BPA which is a female hormone mimic, BPS seems to target male hormones.

Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Link: http://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2015-01-13/zebrafish-study-shows-bisphenols-affect-embryonic-brain-development