Chemicals found in makeup, soap, other personal care products may speed up puberty in girls, study says
Cosmetics, toothpaste and soap: What do these daily personal care items have in common? According to a recent study, certain chemicals found in it may help girls advance into puberty. The study, led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, published earlier this week in the journal Human Reproduction, analyzed pregnant women living on \"farms\" According to the UC Berkeley press release, between 1999 and 2000, mainly the Latino community in the Salinas Valley in central California. The researchers collected two urine samples during the mother\'s pregnancy. Then they took urine samples from 338 children. 159 boys and 179 girls When they reach the age of 9, then track their growth and \"development milestones\" from that time to 13 \". After seven surgeries, the twins connected to the front came home. The urine is tested for the presence of different chemicals such as phthalate diester and chlorine San According to the press release, the first of them \"is often used as a stabilizer for perfumes and cosmetics \". The second is found in some toothpaste. Finally, \"researchers at the School of Public Health found that the daughters of mothers with higher levels of body during pregnancy experienced puberty when they were young, and they concluded. This is not the case with the boys. More specifically, the concentration of two chemicals at a time- Phthalate diester and chloride powder The mother\'s urine volume doubled, they said, \"The time for the girl\'s developmental milestone was about a month earlier . \". \"At the age of 9, girls with higher levels of parab Gold in urine will also experience puberty when they are young,\" the researchers continued . \". Parab gold is used as a preservative in cosmetics. The findings, the researchers said, came after some studies over the past 20 years \"showed that girls and boys had gone through puberty when they were getting younger, noting that entering puberty at a young age \"is associated with increased risk of mental illness, breast and ovarian cancer in girls and testosterone cancer in boys. The researchers said: \"Toddlers with rare blood types have triggered a global search for Dona, but the study is a handful of people who specifically analyze how these chemicals affect\" human children. \"We want to know what the impact of exposure to these chemicals will be at certain critical stages of development, including pre-birth and adolescence,\" Kim Harley, A part-time associate professor at the School of Public Health said in a statement that he was involved in the study. \"We know that something that we put on our bodies is entering our bodies, either because they go through the skin, or because we breathe in them, or because we accidentally ingest them, she added. \"We need to know how these chemicals affect our health. \"While it is not yet entirely certain that these chemicals can lead to girls entering puberty when they are young, Harley said:\" One should realize that chemicals are contained in personal care products, may destroy hormones in our bodies. \" More research is needed, he added.