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Researchers found that men and women undergoing in-vitro fertilization who had high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their blood, urine, and work environment were less likely to have a successful pregnancy, according to a 2013 review of 91 studies published in Reproductive Toxicology. Although more research is needed, the results suggest that when BPA imitates estrogen, it interferes with different stages of pregnancy, such as fertilization and implantation, says Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Research Institute who researches endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
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