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How do toxins affect pregnancy?
Exposure to certain environmental chemicals has been linked to birth defects; premature deliveries, stillbirths, and infants with low birth weight; and problems with nervous system development. New evidence also suggests that some environmental chemicals in men’s and women’s bodies are linked with reduced fertility.
What is toxic during pregnancy?
Avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, and albacore tuna. Mercury can harm your baby’s nervous system. Dry cleaning solvents, pesticides, and paint remover. Fumes from these chemicals can harm your baby.
What toxins should be avoided during pregnancy?
Chemicals to avoid when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding
- Pesticides and herbicides. Some pesticides (bug killers) and herbicides (weed killers) are known to affect developing and newborn babies.
- Cleaning products.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Arsenic-treated timber.
- Nail polish.
- Paint and lead-based products.
When is fetus most susceptible to toxins?
The fetus is most vulnerable during the first 12 weeks. During this period of time, all of the major organs and body systems are forming and can be damaged if the fetus is exposed to drugs, infectious agents, radiation, certain medications, tobacco and toxic substances.
Can inhaling chemicals cause miscarriage?
If you inhale (breathe in) solvents, you risk liver, kidney and brain damage and even death. During pregnancy, exposure to (coming in contact with) solvents, especially if you work with them, may cause problems for you and your baby, including: Miscarriage.
What birth defects are caused by chemicals?
Exposure to organic solvents during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase the risk of birth defects like spina bifida, heart defects, clubfoot and deafness THIRTEEN-FOLD.
Can I clean the bathroom while pregnant?
Unfortunately, ladies, most products are safe to use for cleaning during pregnancy. Yes, even bleach. So you don’t have to call a maid to do the household cleaning unless you want to.
Is it OK to have vinegar during pregnancy?
Vinegar is commonly considered as safe during pregnancy because it doesn’t appear on the American Pregnancy Association’s list of foods to avoid during pregnancy.
Which trimester is the most critical?
The first trimester is the most crucial to your baby’s development. During this period, your baby’s body structure and organ systems develop.
What happens if you inhale cleaning products while pregnant?
Some evidence shows that using cleaning sprays, air fresheners and solvents during pregnancy may increase the risk of wheezing and infections for children after birth. However, much more research is needed to fully understand the relationship between exposure to chemicals and the risk of developing asthma.