Bisphenol-A (BPA) damages the intestines and may lead to leaky gut syndrome.

A study by the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Toulouse, France, researchers exposed both living rats and human intestinal cells to a dose of BPA 10 times lower than that currently considered safe by most governments. They found that on exposure to the chemical the intestinal  lining of both human and rat guts developed ‘leaky gut syndrome’ or damage to the lining of the gut.

This allows toxic substances and foreign pathogens to enter the body through the leaky gut and, because gut lining also contains immunoglobin A, its disruption can affect the entire body's immune system.

The researchers also found that exposure to BPA in the womb or immediately after birth significantly increased rats' risk of developing severe intestinal inflammation as adults - adding to the evidence that BPA is particularly dangerous to developing fetuses and children.

Abstract: Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences.
Courtesy of Natural News

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First Published in November 2009

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