Beauty ads, promises to smooth the skin, lengthen eyelashes, or reduce wrinkles, are very popular around the world, but they often represent a source of concern and danger to public health, as they enter their products in the manufacture of chemicals that enhance endocrine disorders and interfere with the fertility of women and the growth of the fetus and its safety greatly.
Reducing pregnancy possibilities
A recent study conducted by researchers from the American University of Massachusetts revealed the relationship between exposure to the “phthalate” subject in many household products -such as the shampoo and cosmetics -, and between the reproductive health of women and reduce the chances and possibilities of pregnancy.
The study, published in the “Environmental Health Prospects” magazine in December 2023, found that in addition to the effect of these chemicals on the levels of the female genital hormones, they also increase inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, as it interferes with the function of natural hormones, and discourages Its activity in the body.
And ‘Relib “is a group of manufactured chemicals, which are used as divers, solvents and stabilizers in the manufacture of personal care products such as shampoo, cosmetics, soap, perfumes, nail polish, hair stabilizers and body refreshments, and there are in many home products used on a daily basis such as vinyl floors, paint materials and children’s games Plastic packages, and others.
The ‘phthalat’ penetrates the body by eating and drinking these compounds, or by inhaling the molecules carried by the air, according to the American Center for Control and Prevention of Diseases.
The aforementioned study was based on the analysis of the data of 1288 women between the ages of 18 and 40 years over 6 regular monthly sessions while trying to get pregnant, as well What confirmed the existence of a relationship between the urinary concentrations of the receptors of the ‘phthalat’ and the decrease in or preserved pregnancy.
Products containing phthalates
For her part, Carrie Nobls, the main researcher for the study, and a assistant professor at the Faculty of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, told New Atlas, that there are 3 original vehicles of phthalates that are strongly linked to the delay in pregnancy, which are the ethyle Hixigs dual in plastic industries and cosmetics, Dai Biotlel is the user’s aides in the perfume industry, hair spray, nail polish, and Bitzil Botel, which enters into the manufacture of handbags, shoes, belts and personal care products.
Nobls indicated that the increase in exposure to these compounds raises the levels of interactive SG protein that leads to inflammation and oxidative stress, which enhances the damage of tissues and DNA, which affects the ability of women to become pregnant.
According to the Nobls, women who were subjected to high levels of phthalates have said to have a female hormone, and the levels of the stimulating hormone of the foundation or hormone stimulating the “FHS” hormone increased during their monthly sessions, and both hormones work to regulate ovulation and rehabilitate the endometrium for pregnancy.
The researcher indicated that these indicators usually appear in women who suffer from ovarian insufficiency, especially with age, as well as one of the signs that indicate that ovulation no longer occurs as they were before.
Weakness of glucose tolerance
This study supports the results of another study conducted by researchers from the American University of Harvard 2016, as they reached after the follow -up of 350 women during their pregnancy, that those who have higher levels of mono -ethyle -ethyle, which enter into the perfume and cosmetics industry, double the risk of obesity Likewise, weakening of glucose (weak cells to absorb sugar from blood) is also 7 times compared to pregnant women with less concentration than this chemical.
The main researcher for the study and professor of epidemics at Harvard University, Tamara Todd, explained to the Harvard College of Medicine that obesity and weak glucose during pregnancy is one of the most important factors of pregnancy diabetes, and that approximately 50% of women with pregnancy diabetes are at risk of diabetes of type The second during the years following pregnancy.
Todd advised to reduce exposure to these chemicals through a healthy diet, and to avoid exposure to the genius in perfumes and cosmetics as much as possible, which are absorbed by skin or inhalation
Early birth and autism spectrum
Another American study funded by the National Health Institutes 2022 indicated that exposure to these chemicals enhances premature birth 3 weeks or more of the expected date that affects both the mother and the child, and the effect of philanthropic extends beyond that, as studies linked between increased exposure to these Chemicals during pregnancy and growth problems in children later, such as hyperactivity problems, attention lack, low intelligence, autism spectrum and other problems of nervous growth.
How do we limit exposure to these materials?
It seems that avoiding exposure to tribles in our daily life is complicated, especially with the amazing spread of them everywhere, yet women who are planning pregnancy should reduce exposure to them if possible through:
- Check Personal Care Product Posters and choose Philogo -free options or any of the symbols referred to them.
- Avoid using scented products, especially artificial air fresheners and scented candles, white vinegar or baking soda can be used to cleanse the house from unwanted odors.
- The home ventilation regularly to reduce the chances of inhaling the chemicals carried by the air.
- Replace plastic in the kitchen with glass and stainless steel products.
- Avoid eating fast food, according to a study conducted by researchers at George Washington University 2016, eating fast food increases exposure to phthalates, due to the intensive use of plastic during the production and provision of these meals.
- Replacing vinyl floors with another made of natural materials such as wood, bamboo or natural tarpaulin.