The guidance document for pregnant women published by the U.K. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) receives criticism in the daily newspaper The Times. In an editorial published June 6, 2013 columnist Hannah Devlin argues that the advice to avoid exposures to hazardous chemicals only adds to pregnant women’s general confusion over conflicting advices. She expresses concern that the document may lead women to consume less fresh vegetables and fruit in order to avoid plastic food packaging. Further, she states that the stress to avoid chemical exposure may impact the health of pregnant women and their babies. Also other newspapers have reacted critically to the report.

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