Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in shampoo, toothpaste and soap may hit puberty earlier, even if their only exposure is through the products their mothers used while they were pregnant, according to a new study. File photo: Shutterstock

Study links early puberty in girls to chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and soap – even if only used by mother in pregnancy

  • Chemicals known as endocrine disrupters, commonly found in hygiene products, may mimic hormones and lead children to mature well before their natural time
  • Over the past 20 years, girls have been reaching puberty earlier, with high risks of some medical and behavioural problems
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Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in shampoo, toothpaste and soap may hit puberty earlier, even if their only exposure is through the products their mothers used while they were pregnant, according to a new study. File photo: Shutterstock
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