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Common Household Chemical May Increase Kids’ Risk of Eczema
Exposure toِ a household chemical inِ the womb mayِ increase children’s risk ofِ eczema, a newِ study suggests.
In theِ study, mothers whoِ wereِ exposed toِ high concentrations ofِ a chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate whenِ theyِ were pregnant wereِ 52 percent moreِ likelyِ to haveِ children whoِ developed eczema byِ age 2, compared withِ mothers whoِ wereِ exposed toِ lowerِ concentrations ofِ the chemical, theِ study found.
Butylbenzyl phthalate, orِ BBzP, isِ foundِ vinyl flooring, artificial leather andِ other materials, andِ can beِ can beِ slowly released intoِ the air inِ homes.
The study was published online June 26 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Pass itِ on: Babies exposed toِ theِ chemical butylbenzyl phthalate inِ the womb mayِ beِ atِ increased risk forِ eczema laterِ inِ life.