Babies Are Born Pre-Polluted with Toxic Chemicals

As we reported in December, Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-partisan research organization,  made public a study of unbilical cord blood of American babies.

As we reported in December, Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-partisan research organization,  made public a study of unbilical cord blood of American babies. The test found nearly 300 chemicals, including many present in plastic objects such as Bisphenol A (BPA), flame retardants, lead, and PCBs.

 

These chemicals are increasingly linked to serious long-term health effects, such as, cancer, autism, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, infertility, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

Our children must get the healthy start they deserve. We all can help by joining the thousands of other Americans demanding a real federal toxics law that will make consumer products safe for kids.

Environmental Working GrouNew-born babies polluted with toxic chemicalsp has created an online petition to support the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act, which would require that all chemicals be proven safe for children before they can be sold.

Lawmakers in Washington need to know that you want them to reform our broken toxics law.  Click here to add your voice to the petition.

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