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Blogger talk: Too many chemicals in cord blood
It's true there are too many chemicals in cord blood. You know it. We know it. But who else knows it? Well now, that depends on who else is writing about it (like, say, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal). Telling their friends about it (on Facebook). Blogging about it.
Speaking of bloggers, here are a few of the terrific posts about our recent report on the 232 chemicals EWG-commissioned tests detected in human cord blood:
- Siel Ju on Mother Nature Network: It's no surprise to most MNN readers that the vast majority of American adults have BPA (bisphenol A) and other worrisome chemicals in their bodies. That's what happens, after all, when you grow up in a chemical world. But a new study proves that our chemical romance actually begins in the womb, before we're even born.
- Alexandra Zissu on The Daily Green: You'll want to take action after reading the Environmental Working Group's latest cord blood report, released today, just days after the Washington Toxics Coalition report about chemicals in the pregnant women, which I recently wrote about. The results are devastating but not surprising. I urge you to read them at length.
- Cathy Ribble at Baby Chums: Cord blood is the blood remaining in the placenta and umbilical cord after birth. EWG studied the cord blood of ten minority newborns from five different states at a cost of $10,000 per baby. The babies were tested for over 300 chemicals. They studied the same chemical toxins previously reviewed in 2005, but added Bisphenol A (BPA) and Percholorate. Most previous studies have also reviewed one or two specific chemicals.