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Chemicals in cosmetics cause infertility: Experts

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Health Desk-- April 15, 2017: The experts have recently said cosmetics all with high chemical contents, cause severe negative effects on female fertility besides having several other side-effects.  

Mounting research on the subject has raised certain concerns regarding the potential side-effects of these cosmetic products. Chemicals in beauty products have complicated effects on women’s hormones and reproductive systems.

Sagarika Aggarwal, IVF expert associated with city-based Indira IVF, said, “Antibacterial soap can also kill your chances of conceiving,”

A total of 75 per cent of Indian youngsters in the 16-21 age group spend over Rs 6,000 per month on cosmetics, a survey by the business chamber Assocham in 2013 had revealed.

 “Phthalates are connected to both male and female infertility,” said Manjula B.C., a Bengaluru-based IVF expert.

Jyoti Tripathy, an Indore-based independent IVF expert, in this regard said that exposure to these cosmetic chemicals puts women at a higher risk of miscarriage and the baby at risk for physical and mental birth defects.