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Pregnant Women

Products of Concern

  • Color cosmetics
  • Shampoo
  • Lipstick
  • Conditioner
  • Fragrance
  • Hair dye
  • Nail polish
  • Lotion
  • Anti-aging products

Chemicals of Concern

Quick Tips
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  1. Simplify your beauty routine by reducing the number of products you use.
  2. Reduce or avoid nail treatments or hair dye during pregnancy.
  3. Be careful with lipstick or mineral makeup since they may contain traces of heavy metals like lead.
  4. Read ingredient labels closely and find safer alternatives using tools like Clearya, Skin Deep, and MadeSafe.

References

[1] Foster, P. (2005). Disruption of reproductive development in male rat offspring following in utero exposure to phthalate esters. Int J Androl, 29, 140–147.

[2] Latini G, Del Vecchio A, Massaro M, et al. (2006). Phthalate exposure and male infertility. Toxicol, 226:90-98.

[3] Swan, S., Main, K., Liu, F., Stewart, S., Kruse, R., Calafat, A., … Teague, J. (2005). Decrease in anogenital distance among male infants with prenatal phthalate exposure. Environ Health Persp, 113, 1056–1061.

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