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not long ago scientists thought that the placenta shielded cord blood — and the developing baby — from most chemicals and pollutants in the environment. but now we know that the umbilical cord carries not only the building blocks of life, but also a steady stream of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides that cross the placenta as readily as residues from cigarettes and alcohol. this is the human "body burden" — the pollution in people that permeates everyone in the world, including babies in the womb.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
in a study spearheaded by the environmental working group (ewg) in collaboration with commonweal, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200‼️industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in august and september of 2004 in u.s. hospitals. 😵😵⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals in the group. the umbilical cord blood of these 10 children, collected by red cross after the cord was cut, harbored pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
we need to be more vigilant while pregnant. there are a lot of things in the environment that we have no control over. but we sure can control what we feed ourselves and what products we use on our bodies. even while not pregnant, we should still pay attention to what we eat and use, especially when it comes to children.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
did you know that children and babies are at least ten times more vulnerable to the chemicals in personal care products than adults? i know there are already so many things to think about to keep ourselves and families healthy, and it can be stressful, but know that by just reading ingredients labels, you can lower your exposure to these harmful chemicals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if you want to learn more about which chemicals/ingredients to avoid, head on over to @kindheartbeauty where we share tips and tricks to make living a more natural lifestyle easier!❤️ link in bio.❤️❤️
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What’s not in your products is just as important as what is in your products. it always amazes me that so many ‘natural’ brands are happy to use ingredients like carmine, bismuth oxychloride, phenoxyethanol and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate when there are more desirable alternatives.
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