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Prenatal Exposure to Certain Phthalates Associated With Slightly Earlier Onset of Puberty

[Source:  Science Daily]

A joint study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, and the Biosanitary Research Institute of Granada (ibs.GRANADA) has provided new evidence on the ability of phthalates to interfere with sexual development. The findings of this study, published in Environmental Research, show that prenatal exposure to certain phthalates is associated with a slightly elevated risk of children having started puberty between 7 and 10 years of age.

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