Hairspray: Genital Defect In Boys

A report in a national newspaper caught my eye it was pointing out the danger from hairspray to pregnant women.

It would appear experts have discovered after detailed interviews with almost 1,000 women in the London area that exposure to hairspray in the first three months of pregnancy increases the chances of Hypospadias, a common genital defect in boys, by two to three times.

Hypospadias affects about one in 250 male babies in the UK. Hypospadias Is a condition were the urinary opening is shifted beneath the penis. It is possible to correct the problem with surgery in the first year of birth. Severe cases can lead to urinary, sexual and fertility problems. Read more. The study also reported that the taking of Folic Acid reduces the risk by 36 percent.