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02 December 2010

Perinatal bisphenol-A exposure may affect fertility

Exposure to a ubiquitous environmental chemical during pregnancy may impair reproductive capacity of female offspring.

Exposure to a ubiquitous environmental chemical during pregnancy may impair reproductive capacity of female offspring, according to a study published online in advance of print on 2 December in Environmental Health Perspectives. Fertility decreased over time in female mice that had been exposed during foetal and neonatal (perinatal) development to doses of bisphenol-A (BPA) that were lower than or equal to human environmental exposure levels.

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