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Chemical cocktail 'risk to boys'

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Chemicals may disrupt male development in the womb

Chemicals found in many food and cosmetic products pose a real threat to male fertility, a leading scientist has warned.

Professor Richard Sharpe, of the Medical Research Council, warned these hormone-disrupting chemicals were "feminising" boys in the womb.

He linked them to raising rates of bir