Chemical Stew: You’re Soaking In It

Washington Post:

Unborn babies in the United States are soaking in a stew of chemicals, including mercury, gasoline byproducts and pesticides … The report, by the Environmental Working Group, is based on tests of 10 samples of umbilical-cord blood taken by the American Red Cross. They found an average of 287 contaminants in the blood, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and the Teflon chemical PFOA.

Of course if all that goo is in the cord blood, it has to be in the mother as well…

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2 Replies to “Chemical Stew: You’re Soaking In It”


    In summary, yes these chemicals are in the mother as well as the rest of us. They found higher concentrations in children than adults. The study suggests that either children can’t metabolize the chemicals as well as adults or that they are exposed to high concentrations from crawling around the ground and sticking their hands in everything.

    My mom has advocated against the use of Teflon pans since they became popular years ago. She even purchased my sister a whole new set of pots and pans to replace her Teflon-coated ones.

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