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Research Associates Higher Phthalate Levels To Lower Levels of Successful IVF Outcomes, Higher...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Burke
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Research Associates Higher Phthalate Levels To Lower Levels Of Successful IVF Outcomes, Higher Risk For Miscarriage

As reported by Liza Gross for the New York Times, phthalates “are well-known hormone-disrupting chemicals” that are now “found in the urine of nearly every American, as well as in blood, sweat, breast milk, semen and ovarian fluids.” Studies “over the past several years have linked higher phthalate levels to lower levels of successful IVF outcomes and increased miscarriage risk with and without IVF.” In 2013, "the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, working with the University of California, San Francisco, issued a statement urging clinicians to identify and reduce patients’ exposure to toxic environmental chemicals, based on ‘sufficiently robust’ evidence linking them to adverse reproductive and developmental health outcomes."

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