Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can adversely affect reproduction of future generations of fish

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer
products, such as water bottles, dental composites and resins used to
line metal food and beverage containers. Often, aquatic environments
such as rivers and streams become reservoirs for contaminants, including
BPA. Now, University of Missouri researchers and U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) scientists have determined that fish exposed to
endocrine-disrupting chemicals will pass adverse reproductive effects
onto their offspring as many as three generations later. These findings
suggest that BPA could have adverse reproductive effects for humans and
their offspring who are exposed to BPA as well.

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