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ERIC Number: EJ1014855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9630
Bisphenol A in Relation to Behavior and Learning of School-Age Children
Hong, Soon-Beom; Hong, Yun-Chul; Kim, Jae-Won; Park, Eun-Jin; Shin, Min-Sup; Kim, Boong-Nyun; Yoo, Hee-Jeong; Cho, In-Hee; Bhang, Soo-Young; Cho, Soo-Churl
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v54 n8 p890-899 Aug 2013
Bisphenol A (BPA) has been shown to affect brain and behavior in rodents and nonhuman primates, but there are few studies focusing on its relationship to human neurobehavior. We aimed to investigate the relationship between environmental exposure to BPA and childhood neurobehavior. Methods: Urinary BPA concentrations and behavioral and learning characteristics were assessed in a general population of 1,089 children, aged 8-11 years. The main outcome measures were the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Learning Disability Evaluation Scale (LDES). Results: Urinary levels of BPA were positively associated with the CBCL total problems score and negatively associated with the learning quotient from the LDES. The linear association with the CBCL anxiety/depression score and the quadratic association with the LDES listening score were significant after correction for multiple comparisons. Conclusions: Environmental exposure to BPA might be associated with childhood behavioral and learning development. The results suggest possible nonmonotonic relationships. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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