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Genital birth defect blamed on hairspray

Pregnant women that are exposed to hairspray in the workplace have more than double the risk of having a son with the penile defect hypospadias, report researchers in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Hypospadias, one of the most common genital birth defects, is where the urinary opening is displaced to the underside of the penis. […]

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Pesticide Contamination Ubiquitous In Pregnant Women

A study from the University of Granada in Spain that analyzed the presence of organochlorine pesticides in pregnant women found that all the participants showed placental traces of at least one pesticide. More alarmingly, on average, the women were contaminated with eight different pesticides. Organochlorine pesticides fall into a group of chemical compounds known as […]

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