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Pregnant women warned over household product chemicals

New guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists claims there is not enough information about potential risks to unborn children from chemicals found in many household products including moisturisers and shower gel.

It has advised pregnant women to "play it safe" and avoid using the products.

But the advice has been criticised by other experts for being unhelpful and causing unnecessary worry.

Michelle Roberts reports.

  • 05 Jun 2013
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