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Plastics chemical BPA may harm human fertility

Posted By adans On August 2, 2013 @ 3:52 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled

Steven Reinberg
HealthDay News [1]
August 2, 2013

A chemical used in everything from food-can linings to store receipts might also pose some risk for infertility and birth defects, a new study suggests.

Exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, may disrupt the human reproductive process and play a role in about 20 percent of unexplained infertility, said researchers from Harvard University.

In laboratory experiments, they exposed 352 eggs from 121 consenting patients at a fertility clinic to varying levels of BPA.

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