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12 Jun Placental pathology associated with household air pollution in a cohort of pregnant women from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Fetal thrombosis may contribute to the adverse outcomes associated with household air pollution from cook stoves during pregnancy. Environmental Health Perspectives.

12 Jun Urinary concentrations of parabens and other antimicrobial chemicals and their association with couples' fecundity. Higher quartiles of preconception urinary concentrations of methyl paraben and ethyl paraben among female partners were associated with reduced couple fecundity in partner-specific and couple-based exposure models. Environmental Health Perspectives.

12 Jun Early puberty in girls is becoming epidemic and getting worse. The biologic impact of earlier maturation includes greater risk of several cancers, including breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer, as well as obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and hypertension. No scientists dispute that precocious or early-onset puberty is on the rise but they do not agree on the reasons. Alternet.

31 May Federal study inconclusive on TCE and birth defects. A study prompted by concerns about health effects of exposure to the solvent TCE is inconclusive about the chemical's potential link to birth defects, scientists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday. Associated Press.

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.

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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For more information, please contact Karin Russ at karin@healthandenvironment.org.

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Past Calls

June 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Exploring Multifactorial Contributors to Disease Outcomes: The Possible Role of Acetaminophen in Asthma and Autism
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 recording

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
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November 21, 2013 --

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

Call Blog
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November 8, 2013 --

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

Call Blog
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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
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February 7, 2013 --

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

Call Blog

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September 20, 2012 --

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

Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

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May 21, 2012 --

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

Call Blog

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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
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May 26, 2011 --
CHE Fertility call: Finding Your Voice: Advocacy for Healthcare Professionals
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
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March 17, 2011 --

CHE Fertility call: Effects of BPA on In Vitro Fertilization
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
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November 16, 2010 --

CHE Fertility call: Environmental Exposures and Early Onset of Puberty
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
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May 25, 2010 --
CHE-Fertility call: Elevating the Issue: the Emerging CDC National Action Plan on Infertility
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
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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
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