Babies in Canada Pre-Polluted through Umbilical Cords

Holy Hormones Journal: Our babies – our future – are being polluted before they even enter this life.  We have noted this in the US  where over 300 toxins, heavy prepollutedcovermetals and BPA have been found in umbilical cords.  This is a major global health crisis with staggering economic implications.  Mothers-to-be- should seriously look at detoxing and nutrating before even considering a pregnancy.

Pre-Polluted: A report on toxic substances in the umbilical cord blood of Canadian newborns

Environmental Defence
Inspiring Change

Canadian children are being born pre-polluted.

Environmental Defence tested the umbilical cord blood of three anonymous newborns in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton for PBDEs (flame retardants), PCBs (a banned chemicals), PFCs (found in non-stick coatings), Organochlorine pesticides, dioxins and furans, mercury and lead which are chemicals that are known to be pervasive in the environment and are linked to serious health problems. Out of the 310 chemicals tested for, a total of 137 were found in the three babies.

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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.