Obesity and Chemicals in the Womb

Published: 26 February 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to The Times, prenatal exposure to chemicals found in plastics and pesticides may leave some people more prone to obesity later in life. The Times reports that “while the findings applied only to mice, and there was no evidence for a similar effect in humans, Dr vom Saal said that [such chemicals] were of concern because one compound he studied, bisphenol-A, was often found in babies’ bottles” and “such chemicals could be contributing to the rise in obesity.”

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