* Health and Medical News:Turns Out, Even BPA-Free Products Could Be Harmful

You know to avoid BPA — but have you heard of BPS? In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Canadian researchers exposed young zebrafish to extremely low doses of BPA and the common BPA alternative bisphenol S (BPS). The same experiment using BPS triggered a 240 percent increase, which may alter brain development and lead to behavioral problems later in life, says lead author Cassandra Kinch, a PhD student at the University of Calgary. "It’s actually 1,000-fold less than the tolerable intake rate set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." Related: Snack Mistakes That Add Up BPS was created in response to pressure from consumers and governments to minimize human exposure to BPA, but was not exhaustively tested for safety before products with the compound began hitting shelves.

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