Special Issue "Impact of Environmental Levels of Bisphenol A on Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2020).
Interests: Endocrine disruptors, Environmental medicine, hormone-related diseases, reproductive health, cancer
The adverse effects of bisphenol-A (BPA) on human health is not a new issue, but particular concerns have recently been raised about the risk to the general population posed by environmental levels of this chemical. Available epidemiological evidence suggests that BPA exposure during critical periods of life can be hazardous for humans by targeting the reproductive system, brain, adipose tissue, and pancreas, among other organs. Thus, it has been proposed that BPA exposure during pregnancy and/or childhood may have a negative impact on neurobehavioral functioning in children and that this effect may be sexually dimorphic. Moreover, a growing number of studies support the role of BPA in the etiology of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. However, data on the association between BPA exposure and adverse male reproductive health outcomes remain limited and inconclusive. Although it is difficult to establish causal links based on epidemiological studies, increasing findings of a correlation between BPA and adverse effects in experimental models may support the proposition that environmental BPA levels are harmful to humans. The principal objective of this Special Issue is to review the current state of knowledge on the association of environmental BPA exposure with adverse health outcomes. Improved estimates of the causal effects of BPA exposure on health could help to identify susceptible subpopulations, guide public health interventions to reduce their exposure, and encourage the search for safer alternatives to BPA.
Dr. Mariana F. Fernandez
Dr. Nicolás Olea
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- Bisphenol A
- Environmental levels
- Reproductive health
- BPA regulation
- Bisphenol substitute