Replacements for the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) have become commonplace in plastics labelled BPA free. However, many of these chemicals have similar structures and properties to BPA. A new study reports that replacement bisphenols, which were discovered as laboratory contaminants, are reproductive toxicants and that their effects might persist for multiple generations.
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The authors acknowledge the support of Endocrine, Developmental, and Reproductive Toxicology Training Grant NIH T32 ES 007326 (G.R.W.).
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Warner, G.R., Flaws, J.A. Common bisphenol A replacements are reproductive toxicants. Nat Rev Endocrinol 14, 691–692 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-018-0113-2
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