Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Perfume a Danger to Pregnant Women

Most perfumes, while you think it's a lovely mixture of hibiscus and ginger, etc., is actually a weird concoction of chemicals. Not surprisingly, health experts are figuring you should use perfumes if pregnant (and probably while not pregnant, either).

From Scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com: PREGNANT women have been advised to avoid using perfumes or scented body creams after research suggested the products can cause unborn boys to suffer infertility or cancer in later life. Research on rats carried out by Professor Richard Sharpe has found that the reproductive system of male foetuses can be damaged as early as at eight weeks' gestation by chemicals including those found in many cosmetics. The damage can result in infertility or testicular cancer – both growing medical problems across the world – said Sharpe, principal investigator at the Medical Research Council's Human Sciences Unit.... more