Study Shows Kids Exposed to BPA Before Birth More Likely to Develop Wheeze Before Age 5

For immediate release: October 07, 2014


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New Research from University of Maryland Children's Hospital

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week found that children exposed to BPA in utero were more likely to develop wheeze before age 5. Other studies have suggested that exposure to the chemical, commonly found in plastic and aluminum containers, could play a role in the development of asthma.

Dr. Adam Spanier of the University of Maryland Children's Hospital was the lead author on the study. Read more about what his research found and other implications of BPA exposure before birth.