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 • harvard
Jan. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  basic-research  health-medicine  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 • harvard
July 17, 2019 ~4 min

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

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