Shanna Swan Discusses New Study on Phthaltes Exposures & Language Delays in Children

Dr. Shanna Swan

On January 30, 2019, Dr. Shann Swan’s spoke to Cape Gazette on her recently published research that found language delays in children could be linked to phthalates in the environment. The study included 963 children and mothers from Sweden who participated in the Swedish Environmental Longitudinal Mother and Child, Asthma and Allergy Study, and 370 mothers and children from the United States who participated in the Infant Development and the Environment Study. Study author Shanna Swan said, “When you compare the risk of language delay in mothers with high exposure versus low exposure, it was double the risk. They were twice as likely to have language delay.” Swan is a professor in the department of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. To read the full article click here.