Tag: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Flame retardants may be toxic to children

Contact: Debbie Jacobson djacobson@aap.org 847-434-7084 American Academy of Pediatrics Lower intelligence, hyperactivity seen in children whose mothers were exposed to the chemicals during pregnancy WASHINGTON, DC – Chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used for decades to reduce fires in everyday products such as baby strollers, […]

Light exposure during pregnancy key to normal eye development

Contact: Nick Miller nicholas.miller@cchmc.org 513-803-6035 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Contact: Jason Bardi jason.bardi@ucsf.edu 415-502-4608 University of California, San Francisco CINCINNATI – New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the […]

Bisphenol A linked to chemotherapy resistance

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Dama Kimmon dama.kimmon@uc.edu 513-558-4519 University of Cincinnati CINCINNATI—Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments, say University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists. The research study, led by UC’s Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD, says that BPA—a man-made chemical found in a […]