Sunday, September 26, 2010

Industrial Toxins Found in Umbilical Cord!

According to a recent article in Science in the Triangle, researchers have tested human umbilical cord blood and found a disturbing amount of industrial toxins! The chemicals included:

  • 287 toxins and chemical pollutants, 200 on average per sample.

  • 28 waste products, such as dioxins and furans, chemicals that come out of smoke stacks.

  • 47 consumer product ingredients, such as flame retardants from furniture and clothing, teflon chemicals and pesticides.

  • 212 industrial chemicals and breakdown products from pesticides that have been banned for 30 years or longer.

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The identified contaminants included PCBs, DDT and Mercury! This means that "the placenta doesn’t filter out industrial toxins and environmental pollutants" and humans are being exposed to harmful chemicals during the most critical developmental stage. Watch this video below, where Ken Cook, co-founder and president of the Environmental Working Group, explains this study in greater detail:

Stay tuned for Part 2, which will post tomorrow...

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