Bisphenol A & Fertility

news_views_icon“What Do We Really Know About BPA And Fertility?” By Steve Hentges.pregnant woman's belly
Last week, a study published in the journal Human Reproduction reported that bisphenol-A (BPA), a compound widely used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, altered maturation of human oocytes in vitro. Specifically, at high concentrations of BPA, oocyte maturation decreased while the incidence of oocyte degeneration increased. In an accompanying press release, the authors suggested that BPA “may cause a significant disruption to the fundamentals of the human reproductive process and may play a role in human infertility.” Read the full article on Science 2.0.

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