BPA Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lung Problems in Children – Chemical Free Life
A new research study conducted by the European Lung Foundation and presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, reveals that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children who suffer with wheezing and poorer lung function.
Among other sources, BPA may be present in the lining of food cans and plastic drink bottles where the chemical has been shown to migrate into the food and drink.
BPA is among the group of chemicals known as phenols, which are known ‘endocrine disruptors’. This means they can interfere with the hormone system and consequently alter many essential body functions, including the respiratory and immune systems.