Are Babies Born Toxic?

Last night on CNN, health reporter and doctor, Sanjay Gupta, M.D., had an amazing investigative report on the astounding level of toxins in our children. Tests of cord blood show newborns have already been exposed to more than 200 potentially hazardous chemicals in the womb — everything from mattresses and shampoos to plastics and electronics like computers and cell phones. And while there is no science yet that demonstrates conclusive cause and effect between these toxins and particular health problems, a range of studies are finding associations between elevated levels of chemicals in a baby’s body and their development. The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in New York City have been following hundreds of pregnant women over the past 12 years to measure chemicals entering the womb during pregnancy. The scientists are questioning how these chemicals might be influencing the baby while it develops in utero since its ability to fend off toxic chemicals is considerably less than adults. Pediatrics demonstrating an association between the chemicals they found in babies’ cord blood and later problems on IQ tests and development. This is something I’ve been warning everyone about for 20 years! Thank you, CNN. For the full story, go to: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/01/backpack.cord.blood/?hpt=Sbin

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