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Does Plastic Make You Infertile?
Two studies up the ante on Bisphenol A concerns, which already run the gamut from obesity to cancer. They are based primarily on worries that children exposed in the womb or shortly after birth will be affected by the chemical, which mimics estrogen. In October, Kaiser Permanente published a study showing how BPA may cause low sperm counts and decreased sperm motility in men. Now, scientists at the University of California-San Francisco are publishing the first evidence that Bisphenol A, the chemical used widely in such products as hard plastics, the lining of canned foods and the coating of sales receipts, may compromise the ability of human eggs, too.