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April 3, 2019

Chemicals in Consumer Products Associated With Early Puberty

JAMA. 2019;321(16):1556. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.1111

Exposure to certain chemicals in products like toothpaste, cosmetics, and mothballs could be one reason why some girls are entering puberty early, suggests a recent study in Human Reproduction.

The research, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the US Environmental Protection Agency, is the first to look at how prenatal exposure to several endocrine disruptors in personal care products affects puberty timing, according to the study authors.