PCBs May be Linked to IVF Failure


Even though biphenyls (PCBs) were banned decades ago, they are still all encompassing in the United States and may be linked to the failure of IVF (in vitro fertilization) a recent study suggests.


“The findings may help explain why these chemicals were associated with fertility issues in other studies," said lead researcher John Meeker, an assistant professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. PCBs may also be responsible for a forty percent reduced chance of a live birth after IVF.


Meeker states there really is nothing women can about the PCBs because they are still found in dairy products and seafood. There has been a decline in last few decades but when or if the levels ever reach zero it is likely that it will be unknown. Women who are using IVF to become pregnant should continue and women who are considering it should not let the PCBs interfere with their decisions. Thousands of women have undergone IVF and had perfectly healthy babies. This article is based on a link to IVF failure nothing more.

Source: http://health.msn.com/pregnancy/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100270072


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