London: More and more people are gettingexposed to gender-bender chemicals widely found in drink cans,plastic bottles and CD cases, a new study has revealed.
In fact, one research of BPA found traces in 591 outof 599 German children. Another research of 300 pregnant womenfound it in the blood of 84 per cent of women and 40 per centof their foetuses. Although levels were low, the researchers pointto evidence from animal studies that BPA can cause effects atconcentrations below the official safe dose. Elizabeth Salter-Green of the campaigning groupCHEM Trust said: "This is overwhelming evidence that BPA isnow found as a widespread contaminant in people, includingpregnant mothers and their unborn children."
The findings have been published in the latest editionof the `Environmental Health Perspectives` journal. PTI
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