A new study claims that the usage of certain beauty products during pregnancy could be bad. It is said that such products could also cause certain reproductive effects.
The study calms that butyl paraben, an ingredient in most of those products could also increase the chances of low birth weight and preterm birth.
Another compound known as triclocarbon used in certain soaps is said to cause certain other risks in pregnant women. Propyl paraben is said to increase the risk of low body length in newborns.
The study further states that compounds that disrupt the
endocrine system could increase the risk of reproductive
Researchers say that more studies need to be conducted to see whether these compounds present in beauty products cause any other major reproductive effects in pregnant women.
For now, it is better to stay away from certain cosmetics at least during pregnancy. Also, consulting your gynecologist about what to use and what not to use may also reduce your risks up to an extent.