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Should Pregnant Women avoid fragrances?

should pregnant women avoid fragrances

Should you smell nice things when you are pregnant?

The UK’s Sun newspaper has carried a story suggesting that pregnant women should avoid fragrances.   The background to this story is the work of a Dr Sharp at the Human Reproductive Sciences Unit.  He has found that a common component of fragrances, dibutyl phthalate, inhibits the development of the sex organs in male mice. Continue reading