Friday, August 17, 2007

Chemicals in Plastic - Future Infertility Risks

I read this article in the USA Today on Wednesday that has me worried about D and the countless other baby boys that have spent time in the NICU over the last many years. The article talks about the risk of future infertility issues to newborn males that spend time in the NICU due to a hormone-like chemical(DEHP)in plastic. DEHP is used in feeding tubes and other tubing. D spent 7 weeks in the NICU and had A LOT of tubes. I would not wish infertility issues on my worst enemy and pray that D never has to experience it. They are doing a lot more studies on the chemical but in the meantime a lot of hospitals are pledging to move away from using plastic with DEHP.

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