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Prenatal exposure to plasticizer may harm future male fertility

Scientists have noted a substantial drop in male fertility in recent decades. A new study in mice suggests a possible cause. Chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the drop in sperm counts … Continue reading

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BEWARE plastics

When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study in the journal Human Reproduction suggests. Boys exposed to the chemical … Continue reading

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Limit plastic during pregnancy

Exposure to a common plastics chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints. Researchers found that baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical called DiNP tended to have … Continue reading

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Yet another warning on plastics

Chemicals called phthalates are used to make the plastics employed in manufacturing the containers of many consumer products, including foods, beverages and cosmetics. Research over the past few years has linked these chemicals to a number of health problems, including … Continue reading

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Are personal care products bad for kids?

Yes—and according to a recent study, infants and toddlers are exposed to the potentially harmful substances in these products, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult women. Parabens have been linked to breast cancer and an increased risk for … Continue reading

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