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  • Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

    Veterinary biosciences professor Jodi Flaws and her colleagues found that mouse follicle cells that were exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many plastics, produced lower levels of steroid hormones than other cells.

    Veterinary biosciences professor Jodi Flaws and her colleagues found that mouse follicle cells that were exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many plastics, produced lower levels of steroid hormones than other cells.

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      Veterinary biosciences professor Jodi Flaws and her colleagues found that mouse follicle cells that were exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many plastics, produced lower levels of steroid hormones than other cells.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Graduate student Jackye Peretz found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) undermines the growth and function of adult reproductive cells.

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