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BPA exposure raises risk of asthma and wheeze in children
BPA exposure raises risk of asthma and wheeze in children

(March 1, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From New York – BPA exposure raises risk of asthma in the child, according to a report published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers studied nearly 700 pregnant women and their children, measuring their BPA levels while pregnant and following up with the children at ages 3,5, and 7. After adjusting for secondhand smoke exposure and other risk factors for asthma, researchers found that postnatal exposure to BPA raised the child's  risk of wheeze and asthma. Exposure to BPA during the second trimester, a time that is critical for airway development in the fetus, was also positively linked with asthma.

 
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