BPA and other Chemical Contaminants in Plastic Containers can be Harmful to Pregnant Women!
Dr. Michele Brown OB/GYN
Much has been written about particular ingredients contained in products that pregnant women use. However, emphasis should also be placed on the tubes and containers that hold these products. Toxic chemicals can be found in plastics that can seep into products exposing pregnant women via skin contact when applying products from these containers.
DBP (Di-n-butyl phthalate) can be found in a variety of plastic containers. A recent study by Dr. Ge in Shanghai Hospital found an association of phthalate exposure and low birth weight in infants. Low birth weight infants had 5 to 10 times higher levels of DBP and mono-2 ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP) in cord blood and meconium samples. Two hundred and...
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