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BPA linked to infertility

A growing body of evidence suggests that women who have high urine levels of bisphenol-A -- a chemical used in some hard plastics and to coat metal cans -- are more likely to suffer from infertility, and now researchers have found a possible reason why. BPA may disrupt eggs from maturing properly, according to a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers.

“As many as 20 percent of infertile couples have unexplained infertility, and this might just shed a glimmer of light on a contributing factor that plays a role,” said study co-author Catherine Racowsky, director of the hospital’s assisted reproductive technologies laboratory.

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