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Bisphenol A Linked To Memory Loss, Depression

Law360 (September 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have linked bisphenol A to memory loss, learning impairments and depression in a study released just weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the common plastic additive does not pose a serious health risk.

The researchers tested the effects of the chemical on monkeys over a 28-day period and found that the plastic additive blocks the creation of synaptic connections in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, two areas of the brain that regulate moods and form memories....
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