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<div class="quote-block">COMPOUND IN PLASTIC BOTTLES CAUSES ABNORMAL PREGNANCIES IN MICE<br><br>
CWRU researchers have found disturbing new evidence suggesting that environmental exposure to a ubiquitous substance may cause chromosomally abnormal pregnancies. They have learned that low levels of a compound used in the manufacture of some plastic food and beverage containers and some baby bottles interfere with cell division in the eggs of female mice. The disruption of cell division can result in an abnormal number of chromosomes in the eggs, a condition known as aneuploidy, which is the leading cause of mental retardation and birth defects in humans.</div>
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==> <a href="http://www.cwru.edu/pubs/cnews/2003/4-10/plastic.htm" target="_blank">http://www.cwru.edu/pubs/cnews/2003/4-10/plastic.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Whatever we may think about the applicability of research in animals to humans, it still sounds a little scary.
 

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"The scientists say the beverage bottles that contain BPA are the ones with the number 7 in the recycling symbol. The baby bottles with BPA are the clear type. They say that colored baby bottles do not contain BPA, and they recommend handwashing baby bottles rather than cleaning in a dishwasher. "
 
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