Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical compound that is mainly used in industrial products as packaging and plastics. It usually transmits to humans via oral route from food-contact material. BPA has demonstrated to be found in body fluids with a higher amount of fetal tissues due to bio-accumulation. Although it has been reported to affect the endocrine system, results on thyroid functions of newborns are conflicting. The aim of the present study is to demonstrate the effect of different levels of BPA in cord blood on the thyroid functions of newborns, according to gender. Methods: The study population included 88 newborns. The BPA levels, Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (fT4) levels of cord blood were measured. In addition, SPINA-GT (thyroid’ incretory capasity), TSH Index (TSHI), standardized TSHI (sTSHI) were calculated and demographic characteristics of participants were noted. Results: The mean of cord blood BPA was 4.934 ± 2.33 ng/mL. When evaluated according to quantiles of BPA, no association was found between BPA and thyroid hormone levels, as well as, SPINA-GT, TSHI, sTSHI in both genders. Conclusion: Although BPA has been shown to contaminate cord blood, no significant effect was detected on thyroid hormones, SPINA-GT, TSHI and sTSHI. Further investigations with larger study populations are warranted.
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