There’s a new research study that will knock your socks off. According to researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), an overwhelming percentage of all pregnant women in the United States are carrying around dozens of highly toxic environmental chemicals in their blood and urine. Some of these chemicals have been banned since the 1970s.
This study, which is published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first to count the number of chemicals that pregnant women are exposed to. The researchers examined data on 163 chemicals, and studied the blood and urine samples of 268 pregnant women. (The samples were collected as part of the CDC’s 2003-2004 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey.)
Chemicals Found in 99 Percent of All Pregnant Women
After analyzing the data, the researchers were shocked to find that 43 of the 163 chemicals were found in 99 percent of all the pregnant women. Some of these chemicals have been illegal since the 1970s, while others can be found in beauty products, non-stick cookware, and furniture. [Read more…] about Scary News: Toxic Chemicals Found in Pregnant Women in U.S.