BPA, bisphenol A, is a chemical commonly found in food packaging in the United States. Many other countries have banned this controversial chemical, but it remains in plastic containers manufactured in this country. A recent study by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that pregnant women with high levels of BPA in their blood were at high risk for miscarrying. Researchers have long been studying this chemical, finding it is related to reproductive problems, neurodevelopmental delays, diabetes and obesity. With this new study showing BPA is related to miscarriages, researchers hope the FDA will reconsider banning the chemical from packaging materials in the U.S. Further studies are needed to confirm the correlation between BPA and miscarriages, but more and more research shows that BPA is linked to negative health consequences.
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