Exposure to multiple phthalates during pregnancy increases the risk for preterm birth, researchers report.
Fetal exposure to phthalates alters cognitive processing in young children, a new study reports. Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates during pregnancy exhibited slower information processing skills. Male children were most likely to experience difficulties.
Phthalate exposure is linked to sleep disruptions and insomnia in menopausal women.
Higher gestational concentrations of phthalate metabolites were associated with an increased risk of autism in boys, but not in girls. Folic acid may help to protect against the effects of phthalate exposure, researchers report.
In utero exposure to phthalates was linked to deficits in fine motor development in females at eleven years of age.
A new study links exposure to phthalates during pregnancy and an increased risk of motor skill deficits in 11 year old children.
Researchers report rats exposed to phthalates, both while in the womb and through lactation, had fewer neurons and synapses than peers who were not exposed to the plasticizing chemicals. Additionally, the phthalate exposed rats showed deficits in cognitive flexibility.
Researchers report epigenetic modifications in the DNA of sperm in men who had higher phthalate levels.
A new report calls for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many common and widely available chemicals endanger neurodevelopment in fetuses and children of all ages.