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By HoneyColony Staff

Bisphenol-A, more commonly known as just BPA, has been used to make plastic and epoxy resins since the 1950s. Its use is so widespread that as many as 90% of Americans are thought to have it in their system, which is a frightening statistic considering BPA is a known endocrine disruptor that can wreak havoc on a person’s hormones.

According to an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola, originally published October 2012 on the doctor’s own site, more and more evidence is coming to light suggesting BPA could be directly responsible for a host of birth defects and pregnancy complications.

“In the latest study, researchers found disruptions to egg development after rhesus monkeys (which have human-like reproductive systems) were exposed to either single, daily doses of BPA or low-level continuous doses,” Mercola says. “The BPA appeared to damage chromosomes, which could lead to spontaneous miscarriage or birth defects.”

Read Dr. Mercola’s full article and study round-up here.

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