A chemical used to make everything from plastic water bottles and food packaging to sunglasses and CDs could cause pregnant women’s unborn children to develop asthma, according to UTMB researchers. The article quotes Terumi Midoro-Horiuti, lead author of a paper titled “Maternal Bisphenol A Exposure Promotes the Development of Experimental Asthma in Mouse Pups” appearing in the February issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, and Randall Goldblum, another author. Also on the research team were co-author Cheryl Watson and postdoctoral fellow Ruby Tiwari. In addition, the Los Angeles Times published a report on the study yesterday.