BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Linked With Childhood Wheezing

Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP Associate Professor of Pediatrics Division Head, General Pediatrics & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Medical Director, Pediatrics at Midtown Department of Pediatrics University of Maryland Midtown Campus Baltimore, MD 21201MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division Head, General Pediatrics & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatrics at Midtown Department of Pediatrics
University of Maryland Midtown Campus Baltimore, MD 21201

Medical Research: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Spanier: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is present in many consumer products (lining of canned foods, some plastics, some receipt paper, etc).

We found that higher maternal Bisphenol A levels during pregnancy were associated with increased odds of persistent wheezing in children and a decrease in lung function at age four. Child BPA levels were not associated with these poor lung health outcomes.
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