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Researchers believe BPA poses risk to babies in the womb

A growing number of health advocates are raising concerns about possible links between the estrogen-like chemical BPA and breast cancer.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A growing number of health advocates are raising concerns about possible links between the estrogen-like chemical BPA and breast cancer.

Consumer concerns have led manufacturers to remove it from baby bottles and infant formula packaging, but BPA could pose a risk to children long before they take their first sip of milk, according to the Breast Cancer Fund.

The organization says babies are also exposed to BPA in the womb and a fetus is most vulnerable during the first 11 weeks of pregnancy.

Researchers say it's possible that prenatal exposure makes babies more sensitive to estrogen - a hormone that drives the growth of breast cancers - and could indirectly increase their risk later in life.

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