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MD Mersha, BM Patel, D Patel… - Behavioral …, 2015 - behavioralandbrainfunctions …

Effects of BPA and BPS exposure limited to early embryogenesis persist to impair non-associative learning in adults.

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Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a polymerizing agent used in plastic bottles and several routinely used consumer items. It is classified among endocrine disrupting chemicals suspected to cause adverse health effects in mammals ranging from infertility and cancer to behavioral disorders. Work with the invertebrate lab model Caenorhabditis elegans has shown that BPA affects germ cells by disrupting double-stranded DNA break repair mechanisms. The current study utilizes this model organism to provide insight into low-dose and long-term …

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