Some people believe that the thyroid is the “heart” of the endocrine system. As one of the largest endocrine glands, it plays an important role in maintaining energy levels and secreting hormones—among other things. 983 more words
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Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical used to harden plastic and line food containers, may be harming women’s eggs.
Evidence links exposure to the chemical to a lower quality among eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization. 1,072 more words
When a woman experiences a miscarriage or has a baby born with a birth defect like Down Syndrome, the cause is usually a mystery. Modern medicine simply does not have an explanation in most cases, although there are some clues coming in. 1,405 more words
The government of California has launched an online database of products containing BPA. “The database contains nearly 20,000 entries. It includes such details as a product’s brand and description, size, universal product code (UPC) and category. 60 more words
Maybe you’ve seen those “BPA-Free” stickers on plastic water bottles before. Having them labeled that way makes it seem like a dangerous chemical, but you can find BPA in all sorts of things: DVDs, shatter-resistant eyeglasses, baby bottles… it’s even in resin that lines some cans of food, and in thermal paper receipts that you get at the store. 216 more words