Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2010 Health & Fitness
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Chemicals Found At Home Reduce Female Fertility

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Common chemicals found in household items can considerably decrease woman's chances of conceiving, scientists say.

The study at University of California-Berkeley that involved 223 pregnant women, revealed that exposure to PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, that can be found in such things as carpets, electronics and plastics is linked to reduced fertility in women.

The study revealed that almost 97 percent of women had PBDEs in their blood, while the highest levels of the chemicals can lower odds of getting pregnant by more than 30 percent.

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