Study Ties BPA to Possible Miscarriage Risk
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A small study found a possible link between BPA and miscarriage risk in women prone to fertility problems. The chemical is commonly found in plastics and canned food linings and may affect hormones in the body. (Oct. 14)

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DURATION: 1:22SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno date, no locationFILE1. Wide of pregnant woman walking through baby supply store2. Pregnant woman walking up to crib in store3. Pregnant woman looking at strollers4. Tight of pregnant woman's bellyAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Massachusetts - October 11, 20135. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Linda Giudice (zhoo-deese), President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine:"This is one of the few reports linking BPA to miscarriage."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno date, location6. AP Graphic with AP photo of a newborn baby and text reading:"BPA & FERTILITY STUDY""Researchers analyzed blood from 115 newly-pregnant women with a history of miscarriage or infertility."7. AP Graphic with AP photo of a newborn baby and text reading:"BPA & FERTILITY STUDY""Women with highest BPA levels had 80% greater chance of miscarriage than those with lowest levels.""68 women in study did miscarry.""46 women in study did not miscarry."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Massachusetts - October 11, 20138. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Linda Giudice (zhoo-deese), President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine:"I think all women should take note of this result who are contemplating pregnancy or who have just learned that they're pregnant."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - October 11, 20139. Pan of plastic containers and bags10. Wide of canned foodsAP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADAMadrid, Spain - September 1, 2006FILE11. STILL image of lipstick being applied to a model before a fashion showAP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADAHenderson, Nevada - November 23, 2012FILE12. STILL photo of a clerk handing a customer a store receiptAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno date, no locationFILE13. Wide of baby bottles14. Tight of baby bottle with package reading, "0% Bisphenol A"15. Tight of bottle packaging reading "Free From Bisphenol-A"AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - October 11, 201316. Pan of plastic food containersAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Massachusetts - October 11, 201317. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Linda Giudice (zhoo-deese), President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine:"I'm not sure one can completely avoid exposure to BPA."AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno date, no locationFILE18. Tight of baby sleeping in carrier19. Tight of baby being bottle fed (4X3)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - October 11, 201320. Tight of plastic container being put in microwaveAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYno date, no locationFILE21. Wide of pregnant woman walking through baby supply storePKG SCRIPT:(SUPER = File) THERE'S NEW EVIDENCE B-P-A COULD POSE A HAZARD FOR SOME PREGNANT WOMEN. A SMALL STUDY FOUND HIGH LEVELS OF BISPHENOL-A MAY RAISE A WOMAN'S RISK OF MISCARRIAGE... IF SHE' ALREADY PRONE TO FERTILITY PROBLEMS.(SOT)(SUPER = Dr. Linda Giudice, President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine)"This is one of the few reports linking BPA to miscarriage."RESEARCHERS AT STANFORD AND TWO OTHER UNIVERSITIES ANALYZED BLOOD FROM 115 NEWLY PREGNANT WOMEN WITH A HISTORY OF MISCARRIAGE OR INFERTILITY.WOMEN WITH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF B-P-A HAD AN 80-PERCENT GREATER CHANCE OF MISCARRIAGE THAN THOSE WITH THE LOWEST LEVEL.68 OF THE WOMEN IN STUDY DID MISCARRY, 47 DID NOT.(SOT)(SUPER =Dr. Linda Giudice, President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine) "I think all women should take note of this result who are contemplating pregnancy or who have just learned that they're pregnant."B-P-A IS A CHEMICAL COMMONLY FOUND IN PLASTICS, CANNED FOOD LININGS, SOME COSMETICS..EVEN STORE RECEIPTS... AND MAY AFFECT HORMONES IN THE BODY. IT WAS RECENTLY REMOVED FROM BABY BOTTLES AND MANY REUSABLE DRINK CONTAINERS. THE F-D-A SAY IT'S SAFE IN MOST OTHER FOOD CONTAINERS. (SOT)(SUPER = Dr. Linda Giudice, President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine)"I'm not sure one can completely avoid exposure to BPA."BUT YOU CAN MINIMIZE EXPOSURE BY AVOIDING PRODUCTS WITH B-PA... AND NOT HEATING FOOD IN PLASTIC, WHICH CAUSES THE CHEMICAL TO LEACH. RESEARCHERS CAUTION THE STUDY WAS SMALL AND OTHER MISCARRIAGE RISK FACTORS COULD HAVE PLAYED A ROLE. CINDY SHARP, ASSOCIATED PRESS. (****END****)