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27 May Vitamin D: study finds impaired fertility. In women with low vitamin D planning a pregnancy, high-dose supplements reduced birth complications but also lowered the chances of conceiving, according to a small clinical trial. Medpage Today.

27 May 'Suggestive evidence' for link between air pollution, heightened stillbirth risk. A 4 µg/m3 increase in exposure to small particulate matter of less than 2.5 in diameter (PM2.5) was associated with a 2% increased risk of stillbirth, while exposure to nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, PM10 and ozone were also linked to a heightened risk. ScienceDaily.
[See the review: Prenatal ambient air pollution exposure and the risk of stillbirth: systematic review and meta-analysis of the empirical evidence and a related study: Air pollution modelling for birth cohorts: a time-space regression model]


27 May Associations of peripubertal serum dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations with pubertal timing among Russian boys. Our results suggest that toxic equivalents may delay, while nondioxin-like-PCBs advance, the timing of male puberty. Environmental Health Perspectives.

27 May Effects of high di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exposure due to tainted food intake on pre-pubertal growth characteristics in a Taiwanese population. Our results suggest that high levels of DEHP exposure due to the consumption of tainted food products are negatively associated with body weight, height, bone age, and IGF-1 levels in children. The likelihood of delayed puberty among the affected children is therefore a reasonable concern, and further follow-up is required. Environmental Research.

26 May Dietary acrylamide intake during pregnancy and anthropometry at birth in the French EDEN mother-child cohort study. Our results, consistent with both experimental and epidemiological studies, add to the evidence of an effect of acrylamide exposure on the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) and suggest an effect on foetal growth, for both weight and length. Environmental Research.

Fertility/Reproductive Health
Working Group

CHE's Fertility & Reproductive Health Working Group convenes over 450 diverse members around environmental impacts on fertility and reproductive health. The goal of this dynamic conversation is to discern what the science is telling us, where the research gaps are, and how we can effectively support and promote science-based education and action. Read more...

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Past Calls

May 24, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - The Human Microbiome and Health Effects of Prenatal Microbiome Exposures
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 recording

May 18, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Signaling Mechanisms by Which Xenoestrogen Pollutants Disrupt Normal Estrogenic Signaling
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 Recording

April 20, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Increasing Trends in Male Reproductive Disorders, Environmental Exposures, and Implications for Human Health
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

April 5, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Looking Toward Green Chemistry: A Conversation with a Pioneer in the Field, Dr. Terrence Collins
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 30, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Reducing the Burden: International Reproductive Health Leaders Call for Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure, New Opinion from FIGO
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

September 22, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Fertility Working Group call: A Good Start Lasts a Lifetime: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Textbook Release
Background Information / Resources

Q&A Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

June 30, 2015 --

CHE Fertility Working Group call: News from the US EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

February 25, 2015 --

CHE Fertility Working Group call: Placental Toxicants and Disruption to Development
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

September 30, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Fertility Working Group call: Prenatal Exposures: What Do Providers Know?
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

 

November 21, 2013 --

CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health Working Group call: Presidents on Prevention
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

November 8, 2013 --

CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health Working Group call: Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 3, 2013 --

CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health Working Group call: Preconception Risk Reduction
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

September 18, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Asking the Right Questions: Are Women of Childbearing Age at Risk of Exposure to Multiple Pollutants
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

June 6, 2013 --

CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health call: Stress as an Endocrine Disruptor: Maternal Psychosocial Stress During Pregnancy and Fetal Development
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

February 7, 2013 --

CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health call: Superfund Contaminants and Reproduction
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

September 20, 2012 --

CHE Fertility call: The Male Factor: Environment, Development and Fertility

Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

May 21, 2012 --

CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health and CHE EMF working groups call: EMF and Reproductive Health Risks
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

 

March 19, 2012 --

CHE Fertility call: Environmental Contributors to Preterm Birth
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

November 18, 2011 --
CHE Fertility call: Integrating Environmental Health Into Clinical Practice
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording
May 26, 2011 --
CHE Fertility call: Finding Your Voice: Advocacy for Healthcare Professionals
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording
March 17, 2011 --

CHE Fertility call: Effects of BPA on In Vitro Fertilization
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

November 16, 2010 --

CHE Fertility call: Environmental Exposures and Early Onset of Puberty
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

May 25, 2010 --
CHE-Fertility call: Elevating the Issue: the Emerging CDC National Action Plan on Infertility
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording
April 15, 2010 --
CHE-Fertility Call: Flame Retardants: Emerging Science and Policy Considerations
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording
February 10, 2010 --

Chemicals and Reproductive Health: The Male Predicament
(11 AM PT / 2 PM ET)

January 14, 2010 --
CHE-Fertility Call: Disinfectants Overkill: Antimicrobials and Reproductive Health
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
October 28, 2009 --

CHE Fertility Call: What Does the Environment Have to Do With Medicine? Reporting Back From a Premier Reproductive Society Conference
Background Information / Resources
Listen to the MP3 Recording

 

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