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Pollution starts in the womb
The Environmental Working Group finds 287 toxic chemicals in the blood of 10 unborn American babies.
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 08:00 AM
A few years ago, The Environmental Working Group
(EWG) took a sample of blood from 10 Americans and tested it for toxicants. What they found was shocking. For starters, the number of toxicants ... 287 different chemicals total with roughly 200 chemicals per person just from this one blood sample. They were also shocked to discover the types of chemicals they were finding: waste byproducts, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), consumer product ingredients, pesticides, and even 212 industrial chemicals and pesticides that have been banned in the U.S. for 30 years. But by far, the most disturbing factor of this study is that the EWG took these blood samples from 10 unborn
American babies. That's right, 10 babies still growing and developing in the womb, swimming in a bath of over 200 toxic chemicals.
The video above is a presentation given by Ken Cook, founder of the Environmental Working Group, regarding the 10 Americans
study. At 20 minutes it's longer than your average video snippet. But it's worth every minute of your time. So go carve out 20 minutes and watch this video about the chemicals our children are exposed to before they are even born ... and what you can do to prevent it.
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