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    Prenatal BPA Exposure May Reduce Lung Function in Children

    Exposure to BPA during pregnancy may reduce lung function and increase persistent wheezing in children, concludes a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic compound used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. The addition of BPA results in plastic that is clear and durable. The chemical […] More

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    Exposure to BPA During Pregnancy Linked to Liver Tumors

    Exposure to BPA during pregnancy and nursing increase the risk of developing liver tumors, suggests a new study by researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) School of Public Health. BPA, or bisphenol A, is a synthetic compound used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. The addition of BPA results in plastic that is […] More

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    BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Causes Health Problems in Offspring

    When will the FDA ban bisphenol A? Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical compound widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic bottles, food and beverage can linings, thermal receipts, and dental sealants. Although some countries have banned the chemical in some or all products including baby bottles, BPA continues to remain legal in […] More

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    BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Cancer Risk

    Exposure to BPA during pregnancy increases the risk of prostate cancer in male offspring, says a new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). BPA, or bisphenol A, is a carbon-based synthetic compound used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. The substance has been in use since 1957. Plastic made […] More