Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Behavior Problems in Children

by Nick

According to this article at

“Women who are exposed to high levels of hormone-disrupting substances called phthalates during pregnancy tend to have children who display problem behaviors between the ages of 4 and 9 years.”

For some time phthalates have been associated with a variety of a variety of chronic illnesses. Of greatest concern has been the vulnerability of babies and young children.

This new study conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine along with those from Cornell University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the first to examine the impact of prenatal phthalate exposure on the neurobehavioral development of children.

And the news clearly isn’t good. This is just the latest study to indicate that phthalates has a very damaging impact on the lives of our young children

As parents we now need to address the issue of phthalates exposure with a real sense of urgency. It is no longer enough simply to think “maybe” and “one day”. We need to recognize that this is a real and immediate threat.

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