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Science Saturday: BPA linked to immune cell activation in female mice

20:00 EDT 27 Sep 2019 | Mayo Clinic

In a new study, researchers on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus found that exposing female mice to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) increased their risk of myocarditis, a rare inflammatory heart disease usually triggered by a virus. BPA is commonly found in plastic food and beverage containers; people can ingest BPA when it seeps into what they eat and drink. The Food [...]

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