Pregnant women warned of 80pc increased risk of miscarriage from food heated in plastic

Laura Donnelly

London Telegraph
October 14, 2013

Pregnant women have been warned to avoid canned foods, microwaved food and plastic water bottles left out in the sun after a study found certain chemicals can increase the risk of miscarriage by 80 per cent.

The same advice has been issued to men whose partners are trying to conceive, after research found similar compounds contained in the same products can damage male fertility.

Research on animals has previously suggested that the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) could threaten foetal survival but until now there have been limited studies on humans.

The new findings from Stanford University, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual conference in Boston, suggest that high levels of contact with the chemical found in many plastics could dramatically increase the likelihood of miscarriage.

Full article here

About this entry