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Two new recently presented studies show a link between BPA and phthalates, both common chemicals, and serious reproductive risks in both men and women.
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) FDA refused to ban bisphenol-A (BPA) from food packaging, despite major health concerns that have only become worse with further research.
One of the studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine suggests that high levels of BPA, the common chemical in many plastics including the lining in canned foods, are linked to increased risk of miscarriage in certain women.
The study shows that there is increased evidence of “the biological plausibility” that BPA might impact fertility and other aspects of health, according to Dr. Linda Giudice, a California biochemist and president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, cited by the Associated Press.