High BPA exposure affects sperm count, study shows

10/28/2010 | Washington Post, The

New research sampling more than 200 Chinese factory workers determined that those who were exposed to high levels of bisphenol A were more at risk to suffer from lower sperm counts. Many of the subjects in the study worked in factories that produced BPA and had been exposed to larger levels of BPA, unlike most Americans, said Steven G. Hentges of the American Chemistry Council. "What is important for consumers to know is that government agencies worldwide have examined the science on BPA, including a recent European Food Safety Authority review of 800 studies, and have concluded that low doses of BPA are not a risk to human health," Hentges added.

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