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BPA may be linked to miscarriages

New research suggests that exposure to high levels of BPA may raise the risk of miscarriage in women who are already prone to that problem, according to NBC News.

A Stanford University study analyzed blood samples from 115 pregnant women who had a history of infertility or miscarriage.

Women who had high levels of BPA had an 80 percent greater risk of miscarriage compared to those with the lowest levels, even though they were all similar age and had similar risk factors.

Experts say the study was too small to prove the link, and women most at risk could be those prone to miscarriage or having trouble getting pregnant.

While it is impossible to avoid BPA completely, researchers say you can reduce your exposure by not warming food in plastic containers or leaving water bottles in the sun.

You can also limit your handling of receipts from cash registers, which do contain BPA,

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