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Chemicals in foods can ‘double miscarriage risk’

“A chemical found in dozens of household items may double a woman’s risk of miscarriage, researchers warn.

Scientists said pregnant women should avoid canned food, stop heating food in plastic containers and even avoid touching cash register receipts.

Researchers from the prestigious Stanford University in California found pregnant women with the highest levels of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their blood were 80 per cent more likely to miscarry.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2458344/Chemicals-foods-double-miscarriage-risk.html – Daily Mail, 14.10.13, Sophie Borland

Elizabeth Salter-Green, of the campaign group CHEM Trust, said: ‘Both pieces of research highlight how vitally important it is for the UK Government to agree the need for EU measures to eliminate our exposure to all hormone disruptors.

‘We could be jeopardising future generations as hormones are so fundamental to our ability to reproduce.’