A new study has confirmed that females exposed to the plastic product chemical BPA while pregnant have a significantly increased risk of giving birth to a child with breathing problems. The research confirms mounting evidence that BPA exposure is associated with a variety of human health risks, and has led to calls by many to ban the chemicals altogether.
Free BPA Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has given birth to a child with a respiratory defect you feel may have been caused by BPA exposure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
May 5, 2011 – According to a new study conducted by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, mothers who had high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their bloodstreams while pregnant were more likely to give birth to children who suffered from wheezing and other respiratory-related health conditions.
The BPA asthma study observed 367 mothers and their infants, and found that nearly all of them had BPA in their systems while they were pregnant. The women with high amounts of the chemical in their systems during the first trimester were nearly twice as likely to have children with breathing problems such as wheezing and asthma. The study’s authors concluded that women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should avoid exposure to BPAs whenever possible.
The study’s findings seem to support allegations that BPA is an endocrine disruptor, a class of chemicals which can affect the behavior of hormones in unborn children. In addition to respiratory problems, BPAs have also been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
In 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned parents and caregivers to take ‘reasonable steps’ to limit infant exposure to BPAs. FDA is currently in the process of reevaluating the safety of BPAs after it was criticized for declaring that the chemicals were reasonably safe for consumers.
Do I have a BPA Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in BPA lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new birth defect cases in all 50 states.