BPA exposure during pregnancy can alter circadian rhythms

(The Endocrine Society) Exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to changes in circadian rhythms, according to a mice study to be presented Monday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. The researchers report these changes may be a contributing factor in hyperactivity seen in BPA-exposed mice.
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Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
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Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Behav Immun Source Type: research
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Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports Surveys Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
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Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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