A new study indicates that chemicals from personal care products may contribute to spontaneous preterm births.
Category: Miscarriage Preterm Births
Chemicals in Air Pollution Linked with Death, Illness and Lowered IQ: Study
A new study has found a link between toxic chemicals in air pollution and serious health issues. Air-pollution-related disease, death and IQ loss occurred in every city and town studied, regardless of demographics or income level.
Phthalate Chemicals Linked with Preterm Births
A U.S. government National Institutes of Health study has found that pregnant women who were exposed to multiple phthalates during pregnancy had an increased risk of preterm birth.
Fracking Chemicals in Public Drinking Water Harming Babies: Study
New research has documented pollution of public water supplies caused by fracking–and its negative impact on infant health.
NY Bill would Ban Toxic PBDE Fire Retardant Chemicals in Home Products
New York firefighters and environmental advocates joined New York Senator Todd Kaminsky to push for the passage of a bill that would ban carcinogenic PBDE flame retardant chemicals in household items.
PBDE Fire Retardant Chemicals Linked with Premature Births
The latest published scientific study has again found that expectant women are more likely to give birth early if they have high blood levels of a chemical used in flame retardants compared with those who have limited exposure.
Chemical Alternative to Phthalates Looks Promising
New study finds no observable effects of the phthalate-replacement chemical DINCH on reproductive hormones.
Gut Microbiome Affected by Toxic Chemicals in Products, Environment, Food
The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In this study, scientists reviewed the research linking dozens of chemicals present in our personal care products, home care products, general environment and our food to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.
Food Packaging Chemical Linked with Miscarriage: New Study
The synthetic “forever chemical” PFAS commonly found in processed food packaging, drinking water, stick resistant cookware, and stain resistant carpeting and clothing has been linked with an increased risk for miscarriage.
How Phthalate Chemical DEHP Triggers Birth Defects, Infertility Uncovered
A new scientific study has revealed the process by which the common phthalate chemical DEHP (used to make plastic flexible) triggers birth defects, miscarriage and male infertility.