Navigation Links
Plastics in Common Household Items May Cause Fertility Defects

The contaminant bisphenol-A (BPA)—widely used to make many plastics found in food storage containers and dental products—can //have long-term effects in female// development, according to a recent study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.

Lead investigator Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences (Ob/Gyn) at Yale, said the study shows that BPA changes the expression of key developmental genes that form the uterus. Taylor explained that if pregnant women are exposed to the estrogen-like properties found in BPA, it may impact female reproductive tract development and the future fertility of female fetuses the mother is carrying.

The study was conducted on pregnant female mice by administering a range of doses of BPA on days 9-16 of their pregnancies. The aim was to see what interaction BPA would have with the HOXA10 gene, which is necessary for uterine development.

Taylor and co-author Caroline C. Smith of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, found that BPA does, in fact, alter the expression of the HOXA 10 gene, implying that exposure to the popular plastics component may lead to infertility in humans.

'The net effect is concerning,' said Taylor. 'We are all exposed to multiple estrogen-like chemicals in industrial products, food and pollutants.'

BPA is found in plastics, including baby bottles, epoxy resins used in canned goods and dental sealants. In addition to this new link to fertility and reproductive health, previous findings by Csaba Leranth, M.D., also in Yale Ob/Gyn, found that low doses of BPA in female rats inhibited estrogen induction in the brain. This can lead to learning impairment and, in old age, the onset of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Source-YALE University
SM
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Bisphenol-A In Plastics Associated With Breast Cancer
2. Common contraception
3. Common Cold Remedy May Treat SARS
4. Common Plant Triggers Asthma
5. Pain Common in People with MS
6. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer
7. Bullying – a Common Problem Among Childre
8. Common Medication Errors in Children
9. A Common Cause Of Allergy That Goes Unnoticed
10. Genetic Breakthrough in Common Eye Problem
11. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer Cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... On Dec. ... the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego honoring the 2016 MPN Heroes—eight individuals who have ... (MPNs) by going above and beyond the standard of care, demonstrating leadership within the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Advanced Inc., a leading provider of travel therapy and travel nursing across ... Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2016. Jason previously served as Vice ... leadership experience to Advanced Inc. He began his career in finance at Ernst & ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... the Open Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare ... plan (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... interview of two ostomy patients, standing as living proof that attitude and determination ... digestive diseases and issues that spike around the holidays. This campaign will offer ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... Health" in USA Today, which covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and revolutionized ... fulfilling lives. “We are prolonging life 6 years in the last 3 decades,” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 According to a ... by Product (Instruments, Reagents, Software), Technology (Immunoassay, Clinical ... Nephrology, Infectious Diseases) - Forecast to 2021" published ... USD 60.22 Billion in 2016. This market is ... during the forecast period (2016-2021) to reach USD ...
(Date:12/2/2016)...  The Addiction Treatment Advisory Group (ATAG), created ... Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed findings on how ... addiction crisis, including through improved access to naloxone ... newly released paper, "The Role of Managed Care ... issues around gaps and barriers to addiction treatment ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) ... assets and capabilities of the Neovasc, Inc., (NASDAQ: ... as well as a 15% equity stake in Neovasc, ... Neovasc advanced biological tissue business makes elements used in ... System. * Upon completion of the transaction, the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: