BPA exposure during pregnancy could increase child asthma risk.

by Nick
(Montreal)

A disturbing article on BPA at emaxhealth.com today.

Researchers have now found a link between BPA exposure and asthma in children.

Here is how the article starts:

“Researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have uncovered evidence that BPA exposure during pregnancy could increase a child’s chances of asthma, found in a study of mice. Scientists found higher levels of inflammation leading to asthma and allergy in offspring of mothers exposed to BPA.”

Perhaps more scary is the following statement, from a scientist quoted in the article. “We also need to look at doing more epidemiological studies directly in humans, which is possible because BPA is so prevalent in the environment — all of us are already loaded with it to a varying extent.”

To take it as a given that we are “already loaded with it” is sobering, to say the least. Whatever future research into the effects of BPA may reveal, I find it deeply disturbing that we have got to the point where we are all “loaded” with this chemical.

It seems to me that we are all ticking time bombs, waiting for some chemical, with which we are already “loaded”, to become a delayed-action killer on a massive scale.

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