Plastic additive linked to excessive reproductive abnormalities

New findings shed light as to how DEHP, a common chemical in plastic, may impact human reproductive health.

Stephanie Dutchen | Jan. 9, 2020 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine basic-research birth-defects caenorhabditis-elegans dehp di2-ethylhexyl-phthalate male-infertility plasticizer reproductive-abnormalities

Pregnancies persist among women taking acne medication known to cause birth defects

A new study reports that although the number has decreased, women taking isotretinoin — an acne medication known to cause birth defects — have continued to get pregnant even after the implementation of special distribution restrictions.

Haley Bridger | July 17, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: health-medicine accutane acne-medication birth-defects brigham-and-womens-hospital ipledge isotretinoin roaccutane special-restricted-distribution-program

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