IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Emila S, Revathy K, Padmanaban R, Swaminathan S
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that has been present in many hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Food Safety Authority (EPSA) and numerous government agencies worldwide for use in food contact application. Because bisphenol A is used in so many common products that we use every day—such as baby bottles, reusable water bottles, microwaveable containers, and the protective coating inside most food and beverage cans—most people in developed countries are exposed almost continuously to some level of bisphenol A. The safety threshold set by the EPA was based on decades-old data. On the basis of results from recent studies using novel approaches to test for subtle effects, both the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children. Like many chemicals, BPA is found in the blood and urine of virtually every American tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Devised opinions among scientists about the exposure to BPA and health implications are going on, some arguing that its effect on health in negligible, but some has proved with studies about its effect on variety of disorders. This paper is therefore an attempt to review the recent concepts on the exposure of BPA in various disorders.