Maternal BPA Exposure and Prostate Cancer Risk

Exposure to BPA during pregnancy increases the risk of prostate cancer in male offspring, according to a new study. ... read more »

Study Suggests BPA Linked to Miscarriage

Bisphenol-A (BPA) has been the subject of much study lately. This industrial compound is in the urine of almost all Americans and it's nearly impossible to avoid. It lines the cans of canned foods, is part of plastic wrap and many containers made of plastic. ... read more »

Exposure to BPA May Decrease Fertility in Women

The chemical BPA may cause infertility in women, according to a new study by Brigham and Women's Hospitals (BWM). The study, published online in the journal Human Reproduction, is the first research of its kind. ... read more »

Urinary BPA in IVF Patients

Researchers have provided a long list of potential side effects of bisphenol A exposure and consumption, but researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health wanted a better understanding of this chemical's impact on ovarian response and embryo quality. ... read more »

Bisphenol A and Testicular Cancer

Bisphenol A, a chemical used in the production of plastics, has been on the hot seat for more than a year. The chemical has been banned in Europe as of January 2011. France is following suit with a plan in place to ban Bisphenol A in the food market by July 2015. ... read more »

Avoid These Hormone-Disrupting Household Chemicals

Some chemicals commonly used in the home, workplace, and just about everywhere else are known as endocrine disrupters because once ingested, they mimic the activity of the body's natural hormones. ... read more »

BPA Exposure Affects Up to Four Generations of Offspring

While animal studies are not often comparable to human studies, they can tell us a bit about how the body works and what to expect or look for in human studies. A recent study provided some very interesting information on BPA or Bisphenol A. ... read more »

BPA Exposure Affects Behavior in Girls

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a plastic additive known to cause health problems in infants. ... read more »

Are Plastic Diapers to Blame for Increased Male Infertility?

About 13 years ago a study was published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood claiming plastic diapers increased testicular and scrotal temperature and could be a contributing factor in the rise of male infertility. ... read more »

Chemicals, Toxins, Environmental Risks, and Pregnancy Guide

This effect on the health of mothers, fathers, and babies in utero has prompted the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to call for stricter policies concerning environmental chemicals. ... read more »

BPA Could Increase Down Syndrome Risk in Unborn Fetus

BPA, or Bisphenol A, is an ingredient in some plastics and other household items. The chemical has been in the news for more than a year thanks to several research studies proving negative side effects on the fetal level with maternal exposure. ... read more »

Another Reason to Avoid BPA

Intriguing findings from the University of North Carolina give moms andmoms-to-be another reason to hop on the BPA-free bandwagon if theyhaven't already. The study linked a child's exposure to this industrialchemical in the womb and early in life to high levels of anxiety laterin life. ... read more »

Phthalate Exposure And Children's Health

Numerous studies have been conducted on the possible health side effects associated with phthalate exposure and pregnancy. ... read more »

BPA Could Harm Healthy Sperm

Bisphenol A or BPA is a compound which is part of many plastics and used in a variety of products such as baby and water bottles, and other devices. Experts have noted ... read more »

Food and Beverage Packages Source of Toxic Chemical Exposure

A group of scientists has published its concerns for the safety of the packaging materials used in the food and beverage supply. ... read more »

BPA Could Affect Male Sperm – Cause Infertility

The conclusion of a five year study completed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente and published in Fertility and Sterility links BPA to poor quality sperm. ... read more »

Can Chemicals Impair Male Fertility?

Research has shown a direct correlation between BPA (bisphenol-A) and negative health side effects, but what about other chemicals found in our everyday environment? Can the same chemicals we use daily cause male infertility? ... read more »

Chemicals to Avoid if You Want to Stay Fertile

Experts say that infertility is on the rise. More men report problems with fertility today than ever before, but what is behind reduced sperm count, mobility, motility and other reproductive problems. ... read more »

How to Minimize Your Baby’s Phthalates Exposure

For a while now, phthalates have been under scientific supervision for the potential harm they cause babies. Phthalates, though difficult to pronounce correctly, is in most of the household items we use every day. ... read more »

Is BPA Making Children Obese?

A few years ago, my husband bought us new metal water bottles because we tend to just reuse plastic bottles we buy at the store, and he was worried about ingesting too much BPA. I didn’t actually know anything about BPA in water bottles, so I looked it up. ... read more »

Bisphenol-A (BPA): Common Chemicals and Pregnancy Safety

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical known as an endocrine disruptor that mimic's the effects of estrogen, was found in the bodies of 96 percent of all American women pregnant in 2011. ... read more »