Are pregnant women who eat fish, other meat, and dairy still passing along the pesticide DDT—even decades after it was banned?
DDT in Umbilical Cord Blood
The reference to pollutants in mothers’ fat is from Pollutants in Californian Breast Tissue. The dozens of chemicals found in the bodies of pregnant Americans is explored in CDC Report on Environmental Chemical Exposure. For more on which foods appear most contaminated, see Food Sources of Flame Retardant Chemicals. I have dozens of other videos on eating for healthy pregnancies, including Dangerous Advice From Health Food Store Employees; Preventing Childhood Allergies; and Pregnant Vegans at Risk for Iodine Deficiency. Even if we do pass a load of pollutants on to our babies, how long does it take their bodies to get rid of them? That’s covered in How Fast Can Children Detoxify from PCBs?
For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Protecting Our Babies From Pollutants; Apple Peels Turn On Anticancer Genes; and Head Shrinking from Grilling Meat.
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