Dental Fillings Containing BPA Linked to Behavioral Problems
Recent studies suggest that the chemicals used in dental fillings, which includes bisphenol-A, correlate with an increase in behavioral problems in children. In an article published on CNN, Leslie Wade writes that the tooth-colored material so often used to fill cavities can expose people to BPA both during the filling process, as well as by leaching through normal wear and tear. Industry figures maintain that such dental composites are safe to use, however
Frederick vom Saal, a biologist at the University of Missouri and a well-known critic of BPA, sees it differently. "This study provides evidence that the use of BPA-based composites should be re-evaluated."
To learn more about the study, its findings, and the response of the industry, see the full article on CNN here.