Prenatal and postnatal exposure to parabens, phthalates and perfluoroalkyl substances may reduce lung function in children, researchers said.
“These are chemicals commonly used in the production of plastics, solvents and personal care products,” Martine Vrijheid, PhD, a research professor at ISGlobal, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “The effects we observed on lung function were small, though, and should be tested in larger studies.”
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