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Toxic Babies

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Yesterday there was a program on TV about the chemicals and toxic substances that are found in babies at birth or in utero–hundreds! The study was done by Scientists at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health in New York City who found this,1

The [pregnant] women trudge through the city for 48 hours wearing special backpacks, each with a long tube that is slung over the shoulder. The tube, resting inches below the pregnant mom’s mouth, sucks air into a special filter, giving an approximate measurement of the air that she is breathing. The backpack is designed to measure ambient toxics spewed by vehicles, pesticides, and chemicals from common household products.

“It surprised [us] when we analyzed the air samples [from the backpacks] and found 100 percent of them had detectable levels of at least one pesticide and the air pollutants…”

Disgusting! SO, when I saw this photo today, I thought it appropriate…

(Photo Source: Will Varner at

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