Letters; July / August 2012; Scientific American Mind; by The Editors; 2 Page(s)
A CHEMICAL RED FLAG
Regarding "How Packaged Food
Makes Girls Hyper," by Aimee Cunningham
[Head Lines], it is possible that
a high level of BPA in the mother is a
symptom of a different underlying problem,
rather than the cause of the behavioral
issues in young children.
The sources of BPA in humans are
commonly packaging from processed
foods and beverages that may themselves
contain many other additives.
High BPA levels probably correlate with
poor diet and nutrition, as well as with
higher levels of caffeine, artificial sweeteners,
colors and flavors, all of which
some studies link causally with behavioral
problems in children.