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January 06, 2021 Wednesday 11:52:39 AM IST

Exposure to Metals Affect Pregnancy

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Exposure to metals such as nickel, arsenic, cobalt, and lead may disrupt a woman’s hormones during pregnancy, according to a study by Rutgers University. It may cause preterm birth and also low birth weight apart from preeclampsia in women. The new research showed that metals may disrupt the endocrine system, which is responsible for regulating our body’s hormones. This may put the child’s health at risk at a later stage. The study was based on the analysis of urine samples collected from 815 women. They found that metals can act as endocrine disruptors by altering prenatal hormone concentrations during pregnancy. This disruption may depend on when in the pregnancy the mother was exposed.

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