Friday, January 14, 2011

Toxics found in pregnant U.S. women in UCSF study

Toxics found in pregnant U.S. women in UCSF study:
Of the 163 chemicals studied, 43 of them were found in virtually all 268 pregnant women in the study. They included polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs, a prohibited chemical linked to cancer and other health problems; organochlorine pesticides; polybrominated diphenyl ethers, banned compounds used as flame retardants; and phthalates, which are shown to cause hormone disruption.

Some of these chemicals were banned before many of the women were even born.
We live in the world we make.

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