Fetal Exposures
Health Effects in Pregnancy

12 Steps to Reducing Fetal Exposures
Download Full Text of Brochure

Although obstetricians warn pregnant women not to drink alcohol and not to smoke during pregnancy, we are learning that there are other chemicals and products that women should be careful about during those critical nine months. The Environmental Working Group found more than 200 chemicals in the cord blood of babies tested right after birth.

Pregnant? Foods to Avoid and to Enjoy
Download Full Text of Brochure

We are learning that there are foods like shellfish that women should be careful about during pregnancy. Avoid foods in cans, which are often lined with the endocrine-disrupting chemical BPA. Instead, choose fresh foods like avocados, which are rich in folic acid.

News and Studies on Fetal Exposures

EHHI suggests ways that pregnant women can avoid exposures to chemicals and foods that may contain environmental contaminants.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Toxins and Pregnancy

Fetuses More Vulnerable to Some Environmental Contaminants Penetrating into Cord Blood

A Call for Action on Toxic Chemicals

More BPA Exposure as a Fetus Leaves Kids Fatter at Age 7, Study Says

Fetal BPA Exposure in Mice Linked to Estrogen-Related Diseases After Adolescence