In utero chemical exposure leads to eczema, study funds
The chemical in question, called butylbenzyl phthalate, or BBzP, is found in many common household products including vinyl flooring, PVC piping, artificial leather and other household materials. The study, which was published in the online edition of Environmental Health Perspectives, found that women with the highest levels of BBzP in their urine during pregnancy had babies who were 52 percent more likely to develop eczema than women with lower exposure levels.
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