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Trends and disparities in urinary BPA concentrations among U.S. emerging adults.

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Summary of "Trends and disparities in urinary BPA concentrations among U.S. emerging adults."

Emerging adulthood (ages 18-25 years) is a key turning point in the life course characterized by particularly poor eating behaviors (e.g., low in fruits and vegetables, and high in fast food) and weight gain. Emerging adults are also prime consumers of personal care and other consumer products that may result in differential exposures to environmental contaminants, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), compared to adults aged 26+ years. This is of concern given BPA has been associated with adverse health outcomes such as obesity, metabolic disorders, miscarriage, infertility and breast cancer. However, no research has examined exposure to BPA among emerging adults.

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Name: Environmental research
ISSN: 1096-0953
Pages: 108515

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