Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over 40, Watch Out For Salon ChemicalsI've always wondered how hairdressers can stand being in a salon all day with the smell of hairspray and other chemicals floating through the air.
There's a salon at my local mall (where I walk daily). Every time I walk by the hair salon the smell permeates out into the common area to the point that I pick up my pace to avoid it. Well, according to the following article, it's not just the smell that may be a problem. Hairdressers may be inhaling a number of dangerous chemicals. I have an aunt who worked as a hairdresser for years. She was told by her doctor to change professions because she was developing lung problems. Read More:
Although there was no clear link between individual exposure and birth defects, frequent perming and spraying during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of having a small for dates baby, say the authors.
Other factors, which could have biased the results, such as mother's age, weight, height and smoking habit, had only marginal impact on the results.
The authors conclude that while the risk seems to be moderate, hairspray contains chemicals, such as ethanol and acetone, that have sometimes been linked to reduced birth weight.
Hairdressing Linked To Birth Defects