Navigation Links
Reproductive health providers should discuss environmental exposure risks with patients
Date:3/6/2012

SEATTLE March 5, 2012 Remove your shoes at the door of your home to avoid tracking in pollutants. Decrease consumption of processed and canned foods. Avoid the use of plastics with recycling codes #3, #4 and #7. Don't use chemical tick and flea collars or dips for pets. Reproductive health care providers should share these tips and more scientific information with women who want to become pregnant or who are pregnant, but that does not always happen.

A growing body of evidence suggests that preconception and prenatal exposure to certain environmental toxins can impact fetal development adversely and lead to potentially long-lasting health effects. However, most reproductive health providers are not trained in environmental health and do not have the tools to counsel patients on this topic. Now, a team of researchers, led by Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD, MPH, of Seattle Children's Research Institute, have created a guide outlining exposure risks and reduction tips (see below) for some of the most common environmental toxins. The clinical opinion, "Environmental exposures: how to counsel preconception and prenatal patients in the clinical setting," was published in advance online in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"Reproductive health providers have an important role to play in counseling women on environmental health risks," said Dr. Sathyanarayana of Seattle Children's Research Institute and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. "Providers can be knowledgeable about these issues and empower patients to make positive decisions to reduce exposure and to prevent adverse health impacts to both mother and fetus."

The guidelines include evidence-based recommendations on how to talk with patients about environmental toxins like lead, mercury, pesticides and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in a variety of products including canned foo
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Guiden
mary.guiden@seattlechildrens.org
206-987-7334
Seattle Children's
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Shape, fit of reproductive organs evolve quickly and in concert, leaving size behind
2. CONRAD presents results of pivotal contraceptive study at Reproductive Health 2011
3. ESHRE sets standards for cross-border reproductive care
4. Reproductive scientists create mice from 2 fathers
5. Ensuring the rights of women worldwide to reproductive health care
6. Reproductive health: Checkerboard of infertility treatment in Europe
7. UNH researcher helps identify key reproductive hormone in oldest vertebrate
8. Nobel Prize for Professor Robert G. Edwards, Editor Emeritus of Reproductive BioMedicine Online
9. Caltech and UCSD scientists establish leech as model for study of reproductive behavior
10. Studies examine how living conditions impact reproductive health
11. New developments in reproductive medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota ... of the cars will run on hydrogen made from ... warming. , Now scientists at Stanford University have developed ... battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. The ... split liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Unlike ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... of American singles found that during sex with ... rates. On average, men experience orgasm 85.1 percent ... little difference. For women, however, orgasm occurrence is ... percent of the time during sex with a ... women,s sexual orientation, with lesbian women experiencing orgasm ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans ... Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic ... the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens considers the ... genus Malassezia in light of new insights ... world. , University of Hawai,i at Mānoa scientist Anthony ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Stanford scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery 2Stanford scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 2Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 4From dandruff to deep sea vents, an ecologically hyper-diverse fungus 2
... common contact allergy in adults. Research at the University ... which many deem harmless compared to synthetic perfumes, may ... adults in northern Europe is believed to suffer from ... common is nickel allergy, but many people also suffer ...
... Your mother always told you not to use your teeth ... Human skulls have small faces and teeth and are not ... of our earliest ancestors, say scientists. New research published in ... Academy of Sciences reveals nut-cracking abilities in our 250-million-year-old ...
... discovered a chemical that stops stem cells from turning into ... develop new medical treatments more easily. Stem cells have ... the body, and scientists believe they have huge potential to ... Professor Melanie Welham,s team at the University of ...
Cached Biology News:Even natural perfumes may cause allergies 2Early humans had 'jaws of steel' 2Don't go changing: New chemical keeps stem cells young 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Nerium International, the ... in the spotlight again. Nerium will showcase its ... NeriumFirmTM Body Contouring Cream to Hollywood’s elite at ... during the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards. , Developed ... third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD night cream ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of ... novel "man and machine" decision support system for ... described in PLOS One scientific journal ... computer vision algorithms similar to those used in ... the diagnostically most relevant areas. Tablet computers can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 Telomere ... of their Nutraceutical "TELO-20 for Dogs" with ... Telomere-lengthening supplement in the world for dogs. Telomeres ... every chromosome in the body. A wealth of ... experts in Telomere Science and Aging, including Nobel ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... HONG KONG , Aug. 21, 2014  China Cord ... today announced its plan to release financial results for ... August 28, 2014, after market close in the US.  ... call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Friday, August 29, ... brief overview of the Company,s recent developments, followed by ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Nerium International Joins Television’s Biggest Stars at Backstage Creations Giving Suite at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2Nerium International Joins Television’s Biggest Stars at Backstage Creations Giving Suite at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 3A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 3China Cord Blood Corporation to Report First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Results 2
... MILWAUKEE--- GE Healthcare , a $10 billion provider ... information technology, announced today that it has received ... healthcare industry authority, KLAS Enterprises for the second ... called Centricity(R) Pharmacy Information System, was recognized in ...
... OASYS , a leading developer of K-12 software ... Behind management, recently announced their online, ASP software ... (IEPs) and monitors the progress of children with ... in 16 Wisconsin school districts during 2003, provides ...
... Third Wave Technologies Inc , a maker of molecular ... 2D6 analysis panel, which provides clinical trial laboratories with ... for the important 2D6 gene. , ,The panel is ... the ability to configure custom assay panels. The panel ...
Cached Biology Technology:Third Wave Releases Gene Test 2
G-protein coupled purinergic receptor P2Y8...
Phospho-FAK (Tyr576/577) Antibody...
Zinc finger MYM-type protein 3 (Zinc finger protein 261) (DXS6673E protein). [Source:Uniprot/SWISSPROT;Acc:Q14202] Antigen: Recombinant Protein Epitope Signature Tag (PrEST)....
Rabbit polyclonal to Leucyl tRNA synthetase ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: L930-H1176 denatured human recombinant LRS. Entrez Gene ID: 3926 Swiss Protein ID: Q9P2J5...
Biology Products: