The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued a report with the purpose to raise awareness.
But the list of things the RCOG suggest avoiding during pregnancy is extensive and is likely to cause alarm.
Alastair Hay, Prof of Environmental Toxicology at the University of Leeds said “This report is really unhelpful and does not provide mothers-to-be with useful advice…” What do you think?
Sources: Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy: Dealing with Potential, but Unproven, Risks to Child Health, the RCOG, May 2013
Find out more
- Chemicals: a worry for pregnant women?
by Fergus Walsh, Medical correspondent, BBC Health
- RCOG release: Mothers-to-be should be aware of unintentional chemical exposures, say experts
- Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy (Scientific Impact Paper 37)
Related post: Environmental Chemicals are a Pregnancy Risk says the ACOG Report
2 thoughts on “Chemical Exposures during Pregnancy: dealing with potential Risks to Child Health”
It was brought to my attention that it was nearly impossible to locate the link to the Herbst Registry and with good reason. It has changed names to the “Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma Registry.”
This link will take you to the website for the University of Chicago site and a discussion about the existence of the registry and a bit of history.
Sorry, it was not my intent to lead down a closed avenue. It is now 18 years since I was supposed to die from the cancer associated with DES, so much has changed, but much has stayed the same.
Thank you Kate, I have updated the link 🙂