NEW STUDY: Most Pregnant Women Carry Harmful Toxins

by , 01/18/11
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A new study published at The University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) shows that virtually every single pregnant woman in the United States carries multiple harmful environmental chemicals in her body -  some that have been banned for years. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives isn’t a huge shock; it’s common knowledge that we’re all exposed to multiple environmental chemicals. However, this is the first study of its kind to focus on the environmental chemical burden of pregnant women in particular. Also significant is the fact that chemicals found during this study are known to cause multiple health consequences and risks to both mother and child.

The Chemical Burden of Pregnant Women

After looking at data of 268 pregnant women, researchers realized that almost all pregnant women are carrying around massive amounts of environmental chemicals in their bodies. Numerous chemicals and pesticides were detected in the bodies of 99% to 100% of all the pregnant women, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), phenols, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and perchlorate. Additionally, bisphenol A (BPA) was found in 96% of pregnant women surveyed. This toxic exposure doesn’t just affect pregnant women though. The health consequences of chemicals affect the entire population and include issues such as:

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One Response to “NEW STUDY: Most Pregnant Women Carry Harmful Toxins”

  1. plasmarules says:

    One thing you can do to help rid your body of some of these toxins is to take R-Alpha Lipoic Acid. Not the regular labelled “Alpha Lipoic Acid” – it has to specifically state that it is the R-ALA form. R-ALA is used to treat mercury poisoning, but that is just the tip of the iceberg and it helps to get any heavy metals out of your body.

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