Short Communication Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 4 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/diabetes.1.029

Short Update on Bisphenol A Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes: Focus on Workers

  • 1INAIL- National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at work- Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene. Laboratory of Health surveillance and Health Promotion; Monteporzio Catone (RM) Italy
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Corresponding Author

Lidia Caporossi, l.caporossi@inail.it

Received Date: December 11, 2020

Accepted Date: December 29, 2020


Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent metabolic disorders. The interference of Bisphenol A (BPA) with different cellular communication routes involved in glucose homeostasis and the onset of insulin resistance is now documented. A bibliographic collection was made using the PubMed and Scopus database, focused on BPA exposure for humans, both in daily life and in occupational settings. A comparison between exposure levels of BPA in the general population and in specific workplaces showed possible higher BPA exposure in workers. Even with some controversies about the role of BPA in the onset of T2DM, the aim of this study is shedding light on the potential risk of diabetes in workers exposed to BPA and provide helpful information for occupational physicians in directing their health checks.


Bisphenol A; BPA; Diabetes; Workers, Workplaces, Metabolic disease

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