Phthalates and parabens found in men’s urine shortly after use of common personal care products

Russ Hauser, MD, and Harvard Chan School Dean MichelleA. Williams, ScD, both Harvard Pop Center faculty members, are authors on a paper published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives that explores the link between the use of personal care products, such as cologne, deodorant and sunblock, and urine concentrations of phthalates and parabens, many of which are considered to be endocrine disruptors and are linked to adverse health outcomes. Learn…

Flame retardant chemicals found in many foam products may lower chances of pregnancy, live birth

A study by Harvard Pop Center faculty member Russ Hauser, MD, finds that women undergoing fertility treatments who were found to have higher concentrations of a common type of flame retardant in their urine were less likely to become clinically pregnant and achieve a live birth. Learn more in a press release by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.