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EHN: Human Placenta Cells Die After BPA Exposure
February 2, 2010, 2:06 pm
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Feb 02, 2010

Benachour, N and A Aris. Toxic effects of low doses of Bisphenol-A on human placental cells. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology doi:10.1016/j.taap.2009.09.005.
Synopsis by Heather Patisaul, Ph.D. and Wendy Hessler

Exposure to very low concentrations of the plasticizer bisphenol A (BPA) causes cellular damage and death in cultured human placenta cells, researchers report. The doses used for this study are similar to blood levels found in pregnant women. A particularly worrying finding is that effects were most pronounced at the lowest – rather than the highest – concentrations of BPA indicating that placental development could be particularly sensitive to BPA exposure.  Damage to the placenta can induce a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes including premature birth, preeclampsia or even pregnancy loss.  It is not known if exposure to BPA is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes in humans.

Read further at http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/human-placental-cells-die-after-bpa-exposure/

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