A New Study Has Found A Link Between A Mother's Exposure To BPA During Pregnancy - Particularly The First Trimester - And Childhood Wheezing.

A new study has found a link between a mother's exposure to BPA during pregnancy - particularly the first trimester - and childhood wheezing.
If we need another reason to eliminate BPA (bisphenol-A), a new study has found a link between a mother's exposure to BPA during pregnancy - particularly the first trimester - and childhood wheezing. A study was presented over the weekend at the Pediatric Academic Societies. The study reviewed 367 pairs of moms and infants. At both 16 and 26 weeks of gestation, as well as at delivery, the expectant moms' urine levels were tested for BPA. Every six months for three years following birth, the parents were asked whether their children wheezed. Results:
  • 99% of the moms had BPA in their urine at some point during their pregnancy
  • The children of women who had high BPA levels were twice as likely to wheeze when they were babies than the children of women with low BPA levels
  • By three years of age, there was no difference in wheezing
  • BPA seems to be more impacting on a child's likelihood to wheeze earlier in pregnancy
BPA is found in many items, including the following:
  • Cash register receipts
  • Canned foods
  • Hard plastic bottles
  • Kitchenware
  • DVDs
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