A chemical found in canned food linings and plastics may be linked to miscarriages. BPA is found in some canned foods and drinks. BPA is in the lining of most cans, and it can seep into the food inside of them. Bisphenol-a is also found in many plastics, like some reusable waterbottles, storage containers and food wraps. BPA mimics human hormones and is found in nearly everyone's urine. The new research says that ingesting the chemical may raise the risk of miscarriage, especially in women with high-risk pregnancies. The study does not definitively prove a link between miscarriage and BPA, but researchers say the findings are not reassuring, The FDA maintains that BPA is safe. They did ban the substance from plastic baby bottles and sippy cups, but they say that choice was made based on market trends and not because the chemical is unsafe. Research is ongoing to see what the impact of the chemical really is.
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