BPA toxins put newborns and mothers at risk – What are we thinking?
This article by Dr. Joseph Mercola in the Huffington Post is both comprehensive and disturbing.
Within the first few paragraphs Dr. Mercola says:
“An EWG study is the first to detect BPA in umbilical cord blood, which is a very concerning finding considering this chemical has been linked to endocrine system disruption, reproductive and cardiovascular system abnormalities, diabetes and more at very low levels.”
And then goes on to say:
“A prior study by EWG found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides, and Teflon chemicals.
Of the 287 chemicals EWG detected in umbilical cord blood, it's known that:
• 180 cause cancer in humans or animals
• 217 are toxic to your brain and nervous system
• 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests”
It is astonishing that we, as a society, have stood back and allowed this to happen.
Over the last fifty years we have enjoyed all the luxuries bestowed on us by a consumer society gone mad – and we are passing on the true cost of this indulgence to our newborns, in the form of an appalling toxic burden from the moment of their birth.
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