Plastics chemical's toxic effects skip generation

日期:2019-03-02 02:15:04 作者:晁喔 阅读:

HOW can you prove a chemical is toxic when its effects won’t show up until the daughters of the people exposed to it try to have children themselves? Bisphenol A forms the building blocks of polycarbonate plastics, which are used to make food containers. Small amounts leach from the plastics, and the chemical is commonly found in people. Now researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, have found that when pregnant mice are exposed to environmental doses of bisphenol A, their female fetuses develop abnormal egg cells (PLoS Genetics, vol 3,