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Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical used to harden plastic and line food containers, may be harming women’s eggs.
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Evidence links exposure to the chemical to a lower quality among eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization. A study found that as blood levels of BPA in the women studied doubled, the percentage of eggs fertilized normally declined by 50 percent.
“The researchers noted BPA — found in the urine of nearly everyone tested in a 2004 U.S. analysis — is an endocrine disruptor that either mimics or blocks body hormones.”
Posted By Dr. Marcola.Jan.3.2011
- BPA may influence success of in vitro fertilization (mnn.com)
- Study links increased BPA exposure to reduced egg quality in women (scienceblog.com)
- Study: BPA Exposure May Reduce Chances of IVF (healthland.time.com)
- New study links increased BPA exposure to reduced egg quality in women (physorg.com)
- High Exposure to BPA Means Low Sperm Count (health.change.org)
- BPA is bad for your semen, and other news about our favorite endocrine disruptor (grist.org)
- Major Food Companies Ending Use of Controversial Chemical (doyourpart.com)
- World Health Organization Calls BPA Legislation and Control “Premature” (treehugger.com)
- Preventing and Treating Womens Fertility Issues (brighthub.com)
- Study: BPA Causes Low Sperm Count and Motility (thedailygreen.com)