Published On: Sat, May 7th, 2016

Cosmetics can be harmful for unborn kids



Mothers always try to keep their children protected from each harm and possibly try to provide them potential cures. But attention please the new mothers, now a new research study has warned the women who are going to give birth to the new babies that employing personal care products for example soaps and lotions all through pregnancy direct to adverse reproductive effects in your newborns.

The results have illustrated a connection amid women who employ cosmetics with elevated levels of butylparaben — which is usually employed in preservation in cosmetics — to shorter gestational age at birth, lessened birth weight and elevated odds of preterm birth.

Laura Geer, a researcher of the study, from SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in New York, US, stated that “The antimicrobial compound — triclocarban — mainly added to soaps, is associated with shorter gestational age at birth. Another common chemical added to lotions and creams — propylparaben — is associated with decreased body length at birth,”

Geer further continued by saying that “Our latest study adds to the growing body of evidence showing that endocrine-disrupting compounds can lead to developmental and reproductive problems in animals and in humans,” the research paper was presented in the Journal of Hazardous Materials.

Geer further pointed out that “Based on this new evidence, the safety of use of these chemicals in our consumer products should be reassessed,”

Geer also stated that “While small-scale changes in birth size may not be of clinical relevance or cause for concern in individual cases, subtle shifts in birth size or timing at the population-level would have major impacts on the risk for adverse birth outcomes,”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.