UCSF Reproductive Sciences Asks Whether Plastic Affects Egg Quality

Posted on: June 06th 2011

Researchers at the UCSF Dept of Reproductive Sciences has found that exposure to BPA, a chemical used to make plastic, might affect the quality of eggs retrieved from women undergoing IVF. In a small study lead by Dr. Victor Fujimoto, preliminary findings show that with increased levels of BPA in the blood, the egg’s ability to fertilize normally drops by 50%. Read more about BPA’s connection to infertility at SFGate.com.