16 May '12, 1pm

New study: #BPA plastic may cut a woman's chances of getting pregnant via in vitro fertilization

New study: #BPA plastic may cut a woman's chances of getting pregnant via in vitro fertilization

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 6.1 million women in the United States have trouble getting or staying pregnant . This is partly because they are having babies at an older age. One type of fertility problem is when the embryo(s) fails to implant in the uterus. This accounts for up to 75 percent of preclinical pregnancy loss – an early loss that ends before a woman's next menstrual period. Successful implantation requires proper hormone function and response. Studies suggest that continuous exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) lead to fertility problems such as failed embryo implantation. Endocrine disruptors are a group of chemicals that can behave like or block hormones, including the reproductive hormones involved in pregnancy. Bisphenol A is widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy...

Full article: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/201...

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