A New Study Found Multiple Chemicals In The Blood And/Or Urine Of Pregnant Women.
A new study found multiple chemicals in the blood and/or urine of pregnant women.
Remember when a senate panel was investigating whether chemicals affect a growing baby? Well, another study released this week that tested pregnant women for chemicals gives us reason to remain concerned. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, concludes:
Pregnant women in the U.S. are exposed to multiple chemicals. Further efforts are warranted to understand sources of exposure and implications for policy-making.The study reviewed 163 chemicals that fell into 12 classes. They tested 268 pregnant women for the presence of the chemicals and found that all of the women tested positive for at least some chemicals. The amount of chemicals the pregnant women tested positive for was the same or less than the amount the women who were not pregnant tested positive for. So there's that... Many of the chemicals that were found in some of the women were banned in the 1970's. Others chemicals are in use today. Disturbingly, 96% of the pregnant women tested positive for Bisphenol A, or BPA. BPA has recently been linked to fertility problems. Watch this video to learn a bit more about the study as well as what you can do to avoid some chemical exposure. Read about antibacterial products and pregnancy Find out why plastics with BPA are harmful to your health during pregnancy