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Vinyl (PVC) Flooring and Pregnancy https://t.co/h3JRlQs35Q https://t.co/szIpj20yNo

Vinyl (PVC) Flooring and Pregnancy https://t.co/h3JRlQs35Q https://t.co/szIpj20yNo

Women exposed to high levels of a chemical commonly used in vinyl flooring and PVC are more likely to have high blood pressure during pregnancy By Brian Bienkowski Environmental Health News Pregnant? Beware of the vinyl flooring. Chemicals often used in vinyl flooring and PVC may make pregnant women more susceptible to heart diseases, according to a new study. It builds on other studies that concluded that certain phthalates, also found in plastics, cosmetics, fragrances and—by extension, most of us—may impact heart health. The researchers looked at phthalate levels in the urine of 369 pregnant women during their pregnancy. They also monitored blood pressure and any pregnancy-induced heart problems. The body breaks down phthalates into metabolites. Researchers found that women with the highest levels of a common phthalate metabolite were almost three times as likely to hav...

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