"In a study spear- headed
by the Environmental Working Group (EWG)
in collaboration with Commonweal,
researchers at two major laboratories
found an average of 200 industrial
chemicals and pollutants in umbilical
cord blood from 10 babies born in
August and September of 2004 in U.S.
hospitals. Tests revealed a total of
287 chemicals in the group. The
umbilical cord blood of these 10
children, collected by Red Cross after
the cord was cut, harbored pesticides,
consumer product ingredients, and
wastes from burning coal, gasoline,
Working Group, July 14, 2005
It's hard to
get food today that isn't contaminated with
pesticides. Organic foods are expensive, but
then so is the cost of diseases that result
from the ingestion of toxic foods.
It's not just the financial cost, it's the
emotional cost to victim and family that we
need to consider. How does a parent
feel when their child is suffering?
Don't we suffer right along with them?
And then we feel guilt as well for not doing
what we should have as a parent to prevent
their suffering. The good news is that
we can do something! And it's not as
difficult or impossible as we imagine it to
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admits C8 may be unsafe for
officials have quietly admitted that
chemicals used to make popular
nonstick, nonstain products may be
unsafe to humans and the environment.