Chemicals May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births

The Association of Schools of Public Health features research findings of PROTECT investigators:

(ASPH Friday Letter – July 10, 2009) – A University of Michigan School of Public Health study of expectant mothers suggests that a group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care items, may contribute to the country’s alarming rise in premature births. Researchers found women who deliver prematurely have, on average, up to three times the phthalate level in their urine compared to women who carry to term…
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