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Another environmental threat to a woman’s fertility: BPA

Written on September 6, 2014 at 9:46 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

There are environmental threats to both a man’s and a woman’s fertility. Some are obvious like smoking. Others we may not be aware of and there may be little or nothing we can do about it.

As reported in the New York Times, a few years ago scientists began testing a theory about the risks to women posed by …

Possible link of plastics chemical BPA to miscarriage and infertility

Written on October 15, 2013 at 9:55 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

As study presented at ASRM 2013 in Boston and reported in the Washington Post suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

BPA, short for bisphenol-A, and certain other environmental chemicals can have very weak, hormone-like …

A danger to men’s fertility: BPA in plastic bottles

Written on June 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Two recent articles outline potential dangers to mens fertility from environmental causes.

In a study performed on mice reported in Science Daily, daily exposure to a chemical that is prevalent in the human environment, bisphenol A (BPA), causes lowered fertility in male mice. 

Mice that received daily BPA injections for two months had lower sperm counts and testosterone levels …