Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Use Antibiotics Because of Risk to Fetus, Study Shows

by , 08/24/14
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As if there weren’t reason enough to avoid triclosan and triclocarban already, a new report indicates that the common antibiotics may pose a threat to pregnant women and their fetuses. Researchers found traces of triclosan in umbilical cord blood of mothers who had triclosan in their urine, meaning that expectant mothers who use antibiotic products may be transferring the chemical to their children. What makes that particularly concerning is that other studies have shown that antibacterials can lead to developmental and reproductive problems.


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