Prenatal phthalate exposure associates with low regulatory T cell numbers and atopic dermatitis in early childhood - results from the LINA mother-child study.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Nov 5. Epub 2016 Aug 5. PMID: 27826096
Exposure to high concentrations of the phthalate metabolite mono-isobutyl phthalate (MiBP) in the prenatal period is a risk factor for atopic dermatitis in early childhood, presumably by inhibiting the development of regulatory T cells.