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Study connecting tooth fillings & kids' behavior has holes

by Alison Burdo
July 19, 2012


A study from the New England Research Institute indicates that children with certain composite fillings are more likely to have long-term behavioral and emotional problems.  The tooth-colored fillings are lined with Bisphenol-A, or BPA, which previous research linked to behavioral problems in children years later.  Alison Burdo finds out if Chicago-area parents should be concerned.