The people who keep defending BPA are looking more silly with each new study on that seemingly wicked plastic component used inside food cans and in water bottles.
New research from Yale has shown that pregnant women should use extra caution with BPA exposure. The research, performed on mice, revealed that BPA exposure could cause permanent reproductive issues for baby girls.
In the experiment, BPA exposure permanently affected the uterus of female mice who were exposed to BPA while still a fetus. Researchers said that the “epigenetic changes” to the uterus of offspring caused the mice to over-respond to estrogen throughout their lives. It’s interesting to note that BPA is a type of estrogen.
The researchers believe that the findings suggest that early exposure to BPA can genetically alter the uterus in a way that makes it “hyper-responsive to estrogen.” They noted that extreme estrogen sensitivity may cause fertility problems, advanced puberty, or variety of hormone-related cancers.
The research was published in the FASEB Journal.
(Image via stock.xchng)