How chemical exposure early in life is ‘like a ticking time bomb’

Diet as an adult determined whether mouse pups exposed to BPA developed health problems

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NEWBORN REPROGRAMMING Newborn mice exposed to a chemical in plastics during the first five days of life can have very different health outcomes depending on their diets as adults.  

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