Comparing BPS and BPA: Cardiovascular Effects in Female Rat Hearts

Nate Seltenrich covers science and the environment from Petaluma, CA. His work has appeared in High Country News, Sierra, Yale Environment 360, Earth Island Journal, and other regional and national publications About This Article open Citation: Seltenrich N. 2015. Comparing BPS and BPA: cardiovascular effects in female rat hearts. Environ Health Perspect 123:A157; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.123-A157 News Topics: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cardiovascular Health, Endocrine Disruptors Published: 1 June 2015 PDF Version (374 KB) Related EHP Article Rapid Responses and Mechanism of Action for Low-Dose Bisphenol S on ex Vivo Rat Hearts and Isolated Myocytes: Evidence of Female-Specific Proarrhythmic Effects Xiaoqian Gao, Jianyong Ma, Yamei Chen, and Hong-Sheng Wang Bisphenol A (BPA) is being removed from many consumer products because of concerns about the chemical’s potential to disrupt the endocrine system.1 A chemical analog known as bisphenol S (BPS) has been adopted as an alternative in products such as water and baby bottles, thermal paper, and linings of metal cans.2 In this issue of EHP, a new study shows that BPS has nearly identical impacts on the rat cardiovascular system as those previously reported for BPA by members of the same team.3 “When we started this project, we didn’t know what to expect because there was no data available on the cardiovascular effect of BPS,” says lead author and recent University of Cincinnati graduate Xiaoqian...
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