Friday, October 9, 2009

BODY BURDEN - The Polluion of Newborns

Body Burden
         A 2005 study revealed an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood.  “Of the 287 chemicals detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain & nervous system, & 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. Body Burden — The Pollution in Newborns.  A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides in umbilical cord blood.  Environmental Working Group, July 14, 2005

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