Daily Times Monitor
LAHORE: Boys born to women exposed to hairspray in the workplace may have a higher risk of being born with a genital defect, BBC reported on Friday.
Citing a study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the report said that Imperial College London scientists talked to women who had babies with hypospadias, where the urinary tract is found away from the penis.
They reported that hairspray exposure more than doubled the risk. The study, however, said it was too early to say for certain that hairspray was the cause. Pregnant women will need to make their own choices about whether or not to avoid these kinds of exposures
The incidence of hypospadias has risen sharply in recent decades, and some experts have pointed the finger of suspicion at chemicals called phthalates, found in some plastics, including those found in hairspray.