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Healthline: Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, but how do they affect pregnancy?

UC scientist discusses impact of BPA

Healthline reported that scientists have found evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during pregnancy may reduce children’s IQs. Hong-Sheng Wang, PhD, professor in the UC Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology, explained Bisphenol-A, a common EDC is found in hard plastics containers, epoxy lining of canned foods, toys and thermal paper. Wang said phthalates, another EDC, are used as plasticizers and present in plastic packaging, medical products, building material and other items.

The Healthline interview is available online.