On Tuesday, 6 December, 16:00-17:00 Brussels time, join us for a special webinar organized by the ATHLETE research project in collaboration with the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), where Dr. Kelly Ferguson (NIEHS) will present her work on prenatal exposure to nonpersistent chemical mixtures and fetal growth.

Pregnant women are ubiquitously exposed to a plethora of nonpersistent chemicals found in commonly used consumer products and via their diet, such as phthalates, bisphenols and organophosphate pesticides.

Scientific research shows that these chemicals are able to cross the placental and blood–brain barriers and have the potential to cause permanent developmental changes to the fetus, and are thus a growing public health concern. What’s more, because these chemicals are nonpersistent, their contribution to adverse health effects may be preventable via interventions in a relatively short period of time.

During this webinar, Dr. Ferguson will discuss recent research findings into how prenatal exposure to a mixture of phthalates, bisphenols and organophosphate pesticides can influence fetal growth in early pregnancy and later affect birth weight. Joint exposure to nonpersistent chemicals may adversely impact fetal growth, and because these exposures are widespread, this impact could be substantial.

The webinar will be moderated by Genon K. Jensen, Executive Director at HEAL and there will be space for questions and answers after Dr. Ferguson’s presentation.

Click here to register.  For more info, please contact julianna@env-health.org