Prenatal BPA exposure could reduce children's lung functioning

October 7, 2014 7:06 AM

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Prenatal BPA exposure could reduce children's lung functioning

The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) was inconsistently associated with these symptoms, which are closely linked to asthma - the most common chronic disease among children.

BPA is a chemical that is used in some plastics and epoxy resins, and can be found in items ranging from the liners of food cans to store receipts. Such is the prevalence of BPA that the study authors report that most Americans have detectable concentrations of BPA in their urine.

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