The bisphenol A also known as BPA is present in most consumer products such in food cans where it’s used as an internal aluminum covering. According to the recent findings, it’s been noted that BPA has a tendency of disrupting human metabolism.

About the research and what is involved

The course of the study involved children most of whom were teens aged between the years of 6 and 19 respectively. Their participation in the study was spearheaded by researchers from New York University School of Medicine. These researchers were able to analyze the collected data of 700 children between 2009-2010 during the US national health and nutrition examination survey of the same.

The collected data was made up of BPA levels as well as protein known as albumin from the participants’ urine. Whenever there are any cases of albumin in the urine, it suggests that the victim could be suffering from possible kidney damage. In addition to the findings, it was also realized that children and teenagers who had higher BPA levels in the urine had also higher albumin-to-creatinine ration when compared to those that depicted lower levels. When there is increased albumin to creatinine ratio, chances are that you might be suffering from possible kidney damage or become a potential heart disease victim in the near future according to the researchers.

This research study first appeared online on Jan 9 in the Kidney international journal. Author Dr. Leornardo Trasande who is an associate professor of pediatrics and environmental medicine added in a news release that there  wasn’t affirmative evidence to suggest that BPA was the contributing factor to heart disease or even cases of kidney failure in children, in addition to the previous study of BPA and Obesity whose objective was carried to substantiate the same cause, the new data was sufficient on the attributes of BPA and increased risk factor of cardiovascular related problems in children and adolescents respectively.

The purpose of the research to reduce BPA exposure

These findings called to action the need to limit BPA exposure in the country especially among children according to Trasande. The author also took time to point out that removing this chemical from the aluminum food cans could be the first step towards eradicating the condition by limiting exposure in children this means that the manufacturers should adapt other alternatives in part of the aluminum cans.

It is now evident that 92 percent of children in the US have traces of BPA in their urine by the time they turn six years old and this was confirmed by the news release that also accompanied the described research study.

The primary role of the study was to identify possible causes of kidney and heart related diseases and in children as well as pointing out possible ways to help fight the condition. However, the study was able to present association between BPA exposure and organ damage but no evidence on causes and effect relations in children.