Common diseases linked to chemical exposures before birth.

A coalition of EU groups welcomed the consensus statement to be released this afternoon from the Paris conference on Environmental Stressors in the Developmental Origins of Disease: Evidence and Mechanisms

The experts conclude in the statement, that exposure to environmental contaminants in the womb may result in many individuals being more susceptible to serious disease later in life.

“Early development (particularly in-utero) is particularly sensitive to perturbations by chemical exposures with likely adverse consequences for health in later life, including obesity, diabetes, neuro-developmental disorders, precocious puberty, and hormone related cancers, such as of the breast, prostate and testes. Undescended testicles, low semen quality, sub-fecundity, polycystic ovarian syndrome and uterine fibromyoma have also all been linked to chemical exposures” .

See the HEAL, Réseau Environnement Santé (RES), Générations Futures (GF), Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), and CHEM Trust information release here: Information release