Press Coverage: BPA linked to thyroid hormone changes in pregnant women, newborns

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Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like compound that has drawn increased scrutiny in recent years, has been linked to changes in thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and newborn boys, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

A new UC Berkeley study adds to growing concerns about the health effects of Bisphenol A (BPA), commonly found in the lining of tin cans, hard plastics and certain store receipts.

Normal thyroid function is essential to the healthy growth and cognitive development of fetuses and children. Yet, until this study, published today (Thursday, Oct. 4) in the journalĀ Environmental Health Perspectives, little was known about the effects of BPA exposure on thyroid hormones in pregnant women and newborns.

For the full article from the UC Berkeley Newscenter, click here:

http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/10/04/bpa-thyroid-hormone-changes/

 

For coverage of the study on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, click here:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49295474#49295474

 

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