Exposure to Chemicals During Pregnancy Affects Developing Fetus

March 14, 2022

New Study Shows the More Chemicals, the Fewer Words

Giuseppe Testa, a professor of molecular biology at the Universita Statale in Milan, Italy recently tweeted a fascinating conversation about his newest study which examines the effects of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during pregnancy on a child’s language development. Additionally, Professor Testa and his co-authors made an impressive video showing the impact of real-life chemical exposure on fetal development. The main message of this study is that mixtures matter and since chemical regulation is based upon individual compounds, the impact of mixtures of these chemicals are not fully understood or recognized. Furthermore, according to his video, a chemical mixture found in pregnant women was linked to delayed language development in their children.  


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