The high risks of prenatal exposure to BPA
The combination of human-association studies and experimental studies in animals provide compelling evidence that low-dose, prenatal exposures to Bisphenol-A (BPA) can lead to a wide range of later-life health concerns. Consequence to this exposure could be: altered brain development, behavior changes, metabolic changes, adverse reproductive outcomes, and changes in breast and prostate development. This collection of health effects is biologically plausible, given BPA’s capacity to mimic estrogen, and to therefore disrupt the delicate process of fetal development, which depends on hormones. A recent publication of the American association Breast Cancer Fund thoroughly explains BPA exposure’s harmful effect during pregnancy.