Swedish study associates exposure of PFAS with miscarriage in the early pregnancy

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A Swedish study has been able to associate exposure of PFAS with miscarriage in the early pregnancy. The women who had double the amount of the PFAS chemical PFOA in their blood compared to the other participants were 50% more likely to suffer miscarriage.

The discovered link between PFAS exposure and an increased risk of miscarriage during the first trimester is one of the results of the SELMA study, conducted at Karlstad University in Sweden.

Researchers at Karlstad, Örebro and Lund universities have previously shown that PFAS can affect both the pregnant woman and the fetus during early pregnancy, causing preeclampsia and poorer fetal growth. Now, involuntary termination of pregnancy can be added to the list.



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