Monday, 16 April 2018
Pregnant women who take painkillers may be harming the fertility of their unborn sons as well as daughters, researchers have warned.
Scientists have previously said ibuprofen and paracetamol reduce the number of cells that would eventually become ovaries.
But now a British team has discovered they have the same effect on cells that would later produce sperm in boys.
Painkillers may also affect the fertility of future generations by triggering changes in DNA structure which can be inherited, the research found.
The findings add to the growing body of evidence that pregnant women should be wary of taking painkillers.
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Philip Tierno, professor of microbiology and pathology at New York University, has conducted a number of studies in which he’s tested clothing from both popular clothes shops and high-end fashion businesses.
And in those clothes he’s found everything from strep and staph to norovirus and fecal germs.
He told Huffington Post: “It’s not four or five or six people [trying on an item of clothing]; it’s dozens and dozens … if that garment sits there for weeks or a month.”
He also pointed out that lots of clothing is also treated with chemical-finishing agents and dyes, which can irritate your skin.