BPA *and* BPS affects embryonic brain development in zebrafish

BPS is the chemical that replaces BPA and allows e.g. bottle manufacturers to say that a bottle is BPA-free. Turns out that this is not a great thing after all

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Deborah Kurrasch of the University of Calgary and colleagues write up their study showing that BPA and BPS cause alterations in brain development leading to hyperactivity in zebrafish.

”I was actually very surprised at our results. This was a very, very, very low dose, so I didn’t think using a dose this low could have any effect,” says Kurrasch, PhD, a researcher in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and corresponding author on the paper.