Since my time working as a community pharmacist, I have found the lack of high-quality information about the safety of everyday products on the health of a pregnancy frustrating. People need to know whether the chemicals in their diet, personal care products, and medications can impact their babies.” Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Aleksunes, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Rutgers’ Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and resident scientist in EOHSI, for her leadership within Rutgers Health group in a large multi-institutional study of the role of the placenta in keeping harmful substances away from developing babies while still providing proper nutrition.  Read article.