Perfumes during Pregnancy Could Cause Infertility in The Baby

We have talked on occasion about the use of cosmetics in pregnancy, about which present a risk and what not.

Perfumes not entered on the list of the dangerous, however a new study says that use perfumes or creams scented week 8 to 12 of gestation increases the risk that the male baby develop infertility When an adult.

They point to this period in particular because in those weeks when determining future reproductive problems in baby.

The research was conducted by scientists from the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, who claim that some of the chemicals widely used in the production of cosmetics, textiles and plastics for the home block the action of androgens, male sex hormones whose main function is to stimulate the development of sex characteristics according to which offers articles on maternity clothing.

According to experts, the perfumes contain chemicals which, in high concentrations, can pass to the Agency and to the placenta through the skin and can affect the development of the fetus.

The study should be interpreted with caution since it was performed with rats, and there is still no evidence that demonstrates using perfume damaging the human fetus.

In any case, have to take extreme caution with products both cosmetics such as dyes or household cleaning products that contain certain chemicals harmful to the fetus as e.g. salts of lead, ammonia (some dyes) or aluminum (some deodorants) salts.

As prevention, we recommend avoiding them, especially during the first trimester, or replace them with natural products. In the case of perfumes, avoid them or use them in small doses until investigations are more conclusive.

UPDATE: as I have mentioned before, the study in question has been done with rats to which you have been provided certain specific days very high doses of a phthalate (DBP), a chemical compound, rarely used in the manufacture of perfumes. I.e. it is too fanciful to say that perfume themselves daily in pregnancy could represent a risk to the future fertility of baby.