This news update discussing BPA exposure among pregnant Canadian women is brought to you by The Government of Canada.
Today, Health Canada published the first results from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Study that examined phthalate and Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure among pregnant Canadian women.
The results of the study are significant. They provide much-needed information on the levels of phthalates and BPA present in one of our most susceptible subpopulations, pregnant women, as well as a basis for continued monitoring.
The presence of BPA and phthalates in pregnant women is not unexpected. This study found a lower average BPA concentration in urine, and a lower percentage of women with detectable levels of BPA in their urine, than those observed in women of reproductive age surveyed in a Canadian national population-based survey. The reason for the observed differences is not yet known, but there may be population differences between the subjects in the two studies that may have contributed to the different results.
For more information on BPA exposure among pregnant Canadian women, please visit The Government of Canada link above. Please contact Nexreg for our Regulatory Services.