Exposure to phthalates may raise risk of pregnancy loss, gestational diabetes

Exposure to phthalates may raise risk of pregnancy loss, gestational diabetes

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In recent years, a growing body of evidence has suggested that phthalates-synthetic chemicals used in scores of products ranging from vinyl flooring to food packaging to medical tubing to cosmetics-can cause reproductive harms. Now, two new studies from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have revealed that these hormone-disrupting chemicals may increase both the risk of miscarriage and risk factors for gestational diabetes .