We are Not Sick – We are Contaminated

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“Exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy and lactation is ubiquitous,” the organization cautioned, adding that virtually every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body. It cited a National Cancer Institute report finding that “to a disturbing extent babies are born ‘pre-polluted.’”

Things must be dire if The New York Times comes out with an article discussing the endocrine disrupting chemicals that are causing breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility. Who could have even thought that chemicals in any product would/could be good for our health? Or was it just for production, profit and convenience. I can understand all of that. Especially coming out of the Depression era when lives were ruined and people lived in such poverty. Manufacturing everything under the sun sounded like a good idea. But now almost 100 years later, the epigenetic effects and the total immersion of chemicals in the water, earth and air… and the hundreds of toxins being passed through the umbilical cord is almost too much to comprehend. One this is for sure – the earth is no longer a Garden of Eden. I read another article today that radiation from the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami is washing up on the shores of the west coast.

Folks we need to detox. 

Contamination and detox are no longer radical ideas – if you want to have a chance for a healthy life – and a healthy life for your offspring, you need to be be paying attention and taking action.

 

Activists in Paris protest the use in common household products linked to endocrine disruption in March 2014. Bertrand Guay/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Activists in Paris protest the use in common household products linked to endocrine disruption in March 2014. Bertrand Guay/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

The New York Times
November 28, 2015

In recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.

“Widespread exposure to toxic environmental chemicals threatens healthy human reproduction,” the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics warned in a landmark statement last month.

The warnings are a reminder that the chemical industry has inherited the mantle of Big Tobacco, minimizing science and resisting regulation in ways that cause devastating harm to unsuspecting citizens.

In the 1950s, researchers were finding that cigarettes caused cancer, but the political system lagged in responding. Now the same thing is happening with toxic chemicals.

The gynecology federation’s focus is on endocrine disrupters, chemicals that imitate sex hormones and often confuse the body. Endocrine disrupters are found in pesticides, plastics, shampoos and cosmetics, cash register receipts, food can linings, flame retardants and countless other products.

“Exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy and lactation is ubiquitous,” the organization cautioned, adding that virtually every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body. It cited a National Cancer Institute report finding that “to a disturbing extent babies are born ‘pre-polluted.’”

This warning now represents the medical mainstream. It was drafted by experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the World Health Organization, Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and similar groups.

Such medical professionals are on the front lines. They are the ones confronting rising cases of hypospadias, a birth defect in which boys are born with a urethra opening on the side of the penis rather than at the tip. They are the ones treating women with breast cancer. Both are conditions linked to early exposure to endocrine disrupters.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.