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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Pollution in Newborn Babies

This benchmark study could change the shape of the environmental health debate forever. They tested umbilical cord blood from 10 random newborn babies in the U.S. for industrial chemicals and pesticides, and found they were born with an average of over 200 contaminants. Scientists once thought the womb protected developing babies, but finding a disturbing array of toxic pollutants in their very lifeline raises serious questions about what we are doing to protect children's health.

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