A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides in umbilical cord blood reveals that involuntary levels of hundreds of toxic chemicals are rising in newborns. Not so long ago, scientists believed that babies were protected from pollution outside of the womb by the mothers’ immune system and the placenta. Not so. The EWG (Environmental Working Group) commissioned lab tests on 10 random Red Cross cord blood samples and were astonished to report that each blood sample averaged 200 chemical contaminants including mercury, Teflon, and pesticides.
Previously, I’ve discussed how even children living hundreds of miles away from sources of pollution and raised on organic foods, with every effort made to avoid chemical residues, evidenced high levels of contamination. That was frightening by itself, but now it appears that merely being born is enough to send your toxic burden through the roof.
Most people are certainly aware that government regulations (and that’s all governments) relating to pollution and toxic waste are hugely inadequate, but not many suspected things were this bad – where infants and protected children are guaranteed high levels of contamination – for merely existing.
This is a wake up call to:
- Keep your home environment as clean as possible.
- Clean your drinking and bathing water.
- As much as possible, use organic food from trusted sources
- And detox regularly. You have no choice. No matter how pure your lifestyle, you must detox throughout the year: colon, liver, blood, kidneys, and heavy metal. Toxins are everywhere.