Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

Common Environmental Chemical Disrupts Meiosis to Cause Reproductive Toxicity


Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the New York State Department of Health have discovered how a common plasticizer that has been linked with human reproductive abnormalities may damage egg production at the molecular level. Studies in Caenorhabditis elegans nematode worms showed that exposure to even low levels of DEHP (di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) that might be found in the environment disrupted meiosis—the form of cell division that results in the production of eggs and sperm—and led to changes in chromosome structure, as well as impacting early embryogenesis. The new insights could have implications for those who are pregnant or of reproductive age, for the future regulation of DEHP and other phthalates, and for the ongoing development of “green” chemicals intended to replace phthalates.

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