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Toxic Chemicals By The Hundred Found In Blood Of N

Tia

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WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2005 (ENS) - Exposure to hundreds of toxic chemicals begins in the womb, finds a new study of the umbilical cord blood of 10 American newborns commissioned by the Environmental Working Group. The research and advocacy organization asked a lab to test 10 American Red Cross cord blood samples for what the group claims is the most extensive array of industrial chemicals, pesticides and other pollutants ever studied.

The group wanted to measure how early the human body burden of chemicals begins to accumulate. The lab tests found that hundreds of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides are pumped back and forth from mother to fetus through umbilical cord blood.

The blood samples came from babies born in U.S. hospitals in August and September of 2004. Analysis conducted on the samples for 413 industrial and consumer product chemicals found that the babies averaged 200 contaminants in their blood.

The analysis tested for pollutants including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and a chemical used in the production of Teflon, PFOA. In total, the babies' blood had 287 chemicals, including 209 never before detected in cord blood.

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