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Jan. 24 US : Study Finds Pregnant Women Carry Toxic Chemicals in Their Systems

From: SF Appeal

In a study released Thursday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, UCSF researchers revealed that almost all pregnant women carry multiple chemicals in their systems, including some which have been banned since the 1970’s, said Margie Kelly, a spokeswoman with the nonprofit Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.

Among the chemicals found in the women were compounds that are used as flame retardants that are now banned in many states, and a pesticide that was banned in the U.S. in 1972, Kelly said.

“There are personal choices pregnant women can make to reduce their exposures to environmental chemicals, but the significant, long-lasting change only will result from a systemic approach that includes proactive government policies,” Woodruff said….The current federal law governing chemicals in the U.S. is the outdated 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.

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