Based on the half-life of industrial pollutants children may be exposed to in the womb or at the breast, how many years does it take for them to detoxify their bodies (assuming they’re brought up on a healthy diet)?
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This is the eighth video in a series on dietary exposure to industrial pollutants. I started out with the CDC Report on Environmental Chemical Exposure and the President’s Cancer Panel Report on Environmental Risk describing the problem. Then I covered pesticides in bamboo shoots, plastics chemicals affecting sexual function, flame retardant chemicals building up in human breast tissue, and how women are exposed. In yesterday’s NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day DDT in Umbilical Cord Blood I explored how much pesticide pollution we may be passing along to the next generation. How long does it take to detoxify from PBDEs? See Flame Retardant Chemical Contamination. As I note in Industrial Pollutants in Vegans, eating low on the food chain reduces but doesn’t eliminate one’s risk.
For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Protecting Our Babies From Pollutants, How To Reduce Dietary Antibiotic Intake, Avoid Cooked Meat Carcinogens, Heading Shrinking from Grilling Meat, and Schoolchildren Should Drink More Water