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BPA in Pregnancy May Cause Breathing Problems in Children

According to an article published by CBS News, children of women who are exposed to higher levels of BPA during pregnancy are more likely to experience breathing problems by age four. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics examined urine samples from roughly 400 women and their children at ages 4 and 5 years, finding that each 10-fold increase of BPA in a mother’s urine linked to a 14 percent increase in the child’s risk for breathing impairment. Due to the inconsistency of the results, researchers concluded that there is a casual association between ingestion of the chemical and childhood respiratory problems.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in JAMA Pediatrics.