Pregnancy/Infertility

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Phthalates in Shampoo

Pregnant women are at risk of developing gestational diabetes if they use shampoo that contains phthalates, a 2021 study finds. Fetal exposure to this xenoestrogen can lead to intrauterine fetal dysplasia, macrosomia, neonatal genital malformation. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors and have been proven to be harmful by a large number of studies. Pregnant women should reduce contact with hormone disrupting chemicals to prevent an increase in pregnancy complications and adverse effects in both the fetus and mother.
 

Phthalates Linked to Recurrent Miscarriage 

Phthalate exposure increases pregnancy loss a recent study found. Scientists recommend a strategy be developed to reduce phthalate exposure among reproductive-aged women.

Reproductive Toxicity of Sunscreen

Benzophenone-3 (also called oxybenzone) is one of the most frequently used ultraviolet light filters present in sunscreen and personal care products. A 2020 study associates a higher percentage of females being born to mothers topically exposed to benzophenone-3. An altered estrogen and testosterone balance, female infertility and other problems were associated with this endocrine disrupting chemical.

Microplastics Found in Human Placenta

Microplastics, particles smaller than five millimeters, were found in human placentas in a 2020 study titled 'Plasticenta'. The plastics originated from man-made coatings, paints, adhesives, finger paints, polymers and cosmetics/personal care products. All microplastics were found on the foetal side, the maternal side and in the chorioamniotic membranes (the membranes that make up the amniotic sac which surrounds and protects the fetus). The authors of the study

Ibuprofen Alters Male Fetus Testis Development

A 2017 Study concluded that, at concentrations relevant to humans, ibuprofen caused direct endocrine disturbances in human fetal testis and alteration of the germ cell biology.

Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen Linked to Ovarian Issues in Female Fetuses

Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen (paracetamol) can cause disruptions in ovary development of female fetuses a 2018 study reveals.

2019 Study Reveals Acetaminophen Reduces Testosterone in Male Fetuses

A 2019 study found taking acetaminophen (paracetamol), while pregnant, interferes with testosterone production in male fetuses and may be linked to cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) in newborn boys.

PFCs in Non-Stick Pans Linked to Infertility

A peer reviewed study reveals that perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), i.e. chemicals in non-stick pans, negatively affect animal and human reproductive health and are linked to several diseases including infertility. 

Estrogens in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Fetal BPA Exposure & Mammary Cancer

A peer reviewed study discussing gestational exposure to the xenoestrogen bisphenol A (BPA) and the increased risk of developing breast cancer during adulthood; long after cessation of exposure to BPA.

A French Government Report on the Dangers of BPA/BPS in Thermal Paper Receipts in The Unborn Child

A French Government (ANSES) report which recommends restricted use of Bisphenol A & S in thermal paper due to documented risks to the developing fetuses reproductive system.

 

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