Some of the health organizations accuse the government that they don’t do enough to keep people safe from harmful chemicals. They claim that the majority of the chemicals can lead to a wide array of health problems ranging from diabetes to birth defects. The sad truth is that not even specialists know the exact effects of these chemicals.
Sadly at this moment the specialists don’t know which chemicals have negative health effects. On the other hand, some specialists also claim that since these organizations don’t have all the information that they need, they can scare pregnant women without any real basis.
The most important goal is supposed to be to raise the awareness of people. In the same time it might also be useful to educate healthcare professionals including the office staff, nurses, and doctors. It is important to educate the women who are or are planning on getting pregnant too.
According to official information, there is a backdrop of diseases that has increased in the past 30-40 years. During this time the amount of chemicals released in the environment has increased. This is why the specialists advice the doctors to make their best to reduce the patients’ exposure to chemicals.
Reproductive Healthcare Professionals
Reducing the exposure to harmful chemicals could make all the difference in the work of field of gynecologists, obstetricians, and other reproductive health care professionals. The problem might be that the specialists aren’t certain about what they may do in order to protect their patients.
What can they do?
All women have toxins in their bodies and some specialists claim that there isn’t much that doctors may do to improve the situation. Besides this we also have to add that there is little information of the effects of chemicals on fetal development or on the long-term effects on babies’ development.
Making it Better
The question is what can people do about the chemicals? What if a doctor tells a woman that she has DDT in her system and that it might come from her own mother or from their environment? If this is the case, what is there for people to do?
In some cases it is known that the chemicals are harmful (such as in case of lead and mercury). In other cases the situation is less clear, for example when it comes to BPA. This is why at the moment there is not much that people could do to protect their health.