October 17, 2013
While chemicals used to manufacture products we use everyday have made certain industrial advancements possible, they could also be putting the health of consumers at risk. The North Carolina Toxic Exposure Lawyers with HensonFuerst explain this point was underscored by a recent study, which found a connection between a certain chemical in plastics and women suffering pregnancy miscarriages.
An article from WRAL News states the research was conducted by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and was recently presented at the organization’s annual conference. The research team, led by Dr. Linda Guidice, found the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) can affect hormone levels. This supplies enough “biological plausibility” that the chemical could cause a woman struggling to maintain a healthy pregnancy to suffer a miscarriage.
These conclusions were drawn after the team examined the cases of 115 pregnant women, 68 of whom had miscarriages while 47 others resulted in a live birth. When blood samples of the women were analyzed, researchers found women in the top 25th percentile of BPA levels had an 80 percent chance of miscarriage.
Despite these findings and similar results in previous studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintains the chemical is safe for use in most products.
HensonFuerst’s North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers of the chemicals used in some products. That’s why the firm urges anyone who has been harmed by using a product containing a toxic chemical to discuss their case with an attorney.