8 Simple Ways for Pregnant Patients to Reduce Exposure to Toxins

July 2, 2014

These simple tips can help pregnant patients reduce their exposure to environmental toxins and harmful chemicals, such as lead, mercury, BPA, and phthalates.

A new study has found that ob/gyns agree that they should have a role in helping pregnant patients reduce their exposure to environmental toxins. However, most ob/gyns don’t discuss this subject with patients. One of the reasons is that most of the appointment time is spent discussing other issues. If you do have an extra minute, here are some simple, quick tips that can help pregnant patients (or anyone) reduce their exposure to household toxins, an environment that patients have more control over than their workplace. And for a quick resource on sunscreen toxicity, check out this resource from the Environmental Working Group.