Paracetamol and pregnancy supplements raise asthma fears

2019-03-01 08:15:07

By Andy Coghlan and Ewen Callaway IT’S confusing news both for parents and would-be mothers. Paracetamol (tylenol), considered one of the safest painkillers for children, seems to up their risk of developing asthma, while some nutritional supplements taken by pregnant women to reduce birth defects could predispose their offspring to the condition. Asthma is caused by a range of environmental and genetic factors, but the exact mix remains a mystery. Paracetamol had already been linked to asthma,