BPAs may decrease fertility

December 16, 2010 6:30:07 PM PST
Researchers at UCSF believe they've found evidence that links a chemical commonly found in plastic to lower fertility in women.

The study looked at Bisphenol-A or BPA.

It's often used to reusable water bottles and baby bottles, and lines aluminum cans.

UCSF scientists studied human eggs retrieved for in-vitro fertilization.

They discovered that as the level of BPA in a woman's blood doubled, the percentage of her eggs that normally fertilized decreased by 50 percent.