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Yuan, M., Bai, M., Huang, X., Zhang, Y., Liu, J., Hu, M., Zheng, W. & Jin, F. (2015). Preimplantation exposure to Bisphenol A and Triclosan may lead to implantation failure in humans. BioMed Research International, 2015 184845-1-184845-9.

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Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals that have the capacity to interfere with normal endocrine systems. Two EDCs, bisphenol A (BPA) and triclosan (TCS), are mass-produced and are widespread.They both have estrogenic properties and similar chemical structures and pharmacokinetic features and have been detected in human fluids and tissues. Clinical evidence has suggested a positive association between BPA exposure and implantation failure in IVF patients. Studies inmouse models have suggested that preimplantation exposure to BPA and TCS can lead to implantation failure. This paper reviews the relationship between preimplantation exposure to BPA and TCS and implantation failure and discusses the remaining problems and possible solutions.