Mom’s BPA levels linked to son’s thyroid problems

A study from UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health was recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The senior study author, Kim Harley, adjunct associate professor of public health and associate director of CERCH, said in a press release that BPA is everywhere in our environment, with more than 90 percent of women of

A study from UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health was recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The senior study author, Kim Harley, adjunct associate professor of public health and associate director of CERCH, said in a press release that BPA is everywhere in our environment, with more than 90 percent of women of reproductive age having detectable levels in their urine. "Until we learn more about the human health effects of these chemicals, it would make sense to be cautious and avoid exposure when possible, particularly for those who are pregnant," she said. Tracey Woodruff, director of UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, who was not involved with the research, said the study was especially important because it was the first to show that a mother's consumption of BPA may affect her child.

CBS News, 10/4/2012

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