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)