To match Special Report FOOD/CHEMICALS-CANS

 
To match Special Report FOOD/CHEMICALS-CANS
Yale University physician, professor and researcher Hugh Taylor talks to lab members in a laboratory at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, May 21, 2010. Taylor's research has shown that the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) alters the way genes react to estrogen, and could open the door for infants in utero to develop cancer much later in life. To study the way BPA may affect children in utero, Taylor injected pregnant mice with high doses of the chemical five days into their 21-day gestation cycle. He found that the mice exposed to BPA in the womb lacked the "gate" on their DNA receptors and were more susceptible to estrogen for the rest of their lives. To match Special Report FOOD/CHEMICALS-CANS REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCI TECH BUSINESS HEALTH)