July 2019 Spotlight

PROTECT study finds that chemicals found in many household consumer products were widely associated with hormone concentrations in pregnant women

In a recently published study on the “Associations of Phthalates and Phthalate Replacements With CRH and Other Hormones Among Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico,” PROTECT researchers focused on a group of EDCs called Phthalates and particularly how they impact reproductive health. According to the CDC, phthalates (also known as plasticizers) are a group of synthetic, endocrine-active compounds “used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break” and are utilized in the manufacturing of a myriad of consumer and personal care products including beverage containers, perfume, lotions, medical tubing, soaps, shampoos, nail polish just to name a few. Once a person has been exposed, usually by either ingestion or absorption through the skin, their body will metabolize the parent compound into one or more metabolites, which then circulate throughout the body and interfere with hormone synthesis and action.

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ISEE Annual Meeting – August 25-28, 2019 | Utrecht, the Netherlands

PFAs Conference – June 10-12, 2019 | Northeastern University Boston, MA

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