Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns

The Pollution in Newborns

July 14, 2005

Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns: About this Report


Principal authors:

Jane Houlihan
Timothy Kropp, Ph.D.
Richard Wiles
Sean Gray
Chris Campbell

Contributing author:

Alan Greene, M.D., FAAP

Report design:

T.C. Greenleaf
Sean Gray

Contributing researchers:

Hema Subramanian
Caitlin McCrea

This study was made possible by grants from the The Beldon Fund, Henry Luce Foundation, The John Merck Fund, Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D., The Mitchell Kapor Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Popplestone Foundation, The Streisand Foundation, Turner Foundation, and The Winslow Foundation. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporters listed above. EWG is responsible for any errors of fact or interpretation contained in this report.

We would like to thank Commonweal, our partner in the study. Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute that supports local, national and international initiatives that contribute to human health and a healthy environment.

EWG is a nonprofit research organization with offices in Washington, DC and Oakland, CA. EWG uses the power of information to educate the public and decision-makers about a wide range of environmental issues, especially those affecting public health.