10/14/2013 11:11 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

BPA Could Possibly Raise The Risk Of Miscarriage Or Hurt Fertility: Research

CHEMICAL WORRY: New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

NOT PROOF YET: The work is not nearly enough to prove a link, but it adds to "the biological plausibility" that BPA might affect fertility and other aspects of health, said Dr. Linda Giudice, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

ABOUT BPA: BPA, short for bisphenol-A, and certain other chemicals can have very weak, hormone-like effects. The chemical has been removed from baby bottles and many reusable drink containers.