Medical Community Increases Warning Of Toxic Chemical Risks To Unborn Babies

leaf-2It is clear that the onus is on each of us to buy products that are safe and to learn about other environmental exposures that can affect our health. This is especially true for expecting moms. According to the Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics the average pregnant woman in the U.S. carries at least 43 industrial chemicals in her body. Just because there are no explicit pregnancy warnings on personal products like there is on tobacco or alcohol products does NOT mean products are safe to use while pregnant (or not pregnant!). Chemicals in many personal products are scientifically proven to be toxic and products that contain these ingredients will likely be forced to carry a warning in the near future. Don’t wait for the government to make this “official.”


Buy non-toxic personal products and non-toxic cleaning products.


The concern being addressed is that studies indicate that toxic exposures can not only affect fertility and cause long term health problems for children, but that they cause harm across generations. In essence, toxic body burden creates a weaker human race. Medical organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics are now becoming more vocal about the toxic chemical issue and are dropping their connections from chemical companies like Monsanto. This is a step in the right direction but like I mentioned earlier, things take a LONG time to become official and I believe taking the precautionary measure to reduce exposure during pregnancy is the right approach given all the scientific literature out there demonstrating human toxicity of many chemicals approved for use in the US.

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Medical Community Increases Warning Of Toxic Chemical Risks To Unborn Babies