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Study shows most pregnant women have toxic chemicals in their systems

Original post made on Jan 17, 2011

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.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Jimbo, a resident of Danville
on Jan 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

Hey valley conservatives- hope you like this study, good news the republican congress will block any updates to this outdated laws so our children and mothers can continue to be exposed to plenty of chemicals in the name of commerce, profits and limited government!!! Go tea party go! Perhaps we can give Sarah an extra dose of the industrial chemicals by sprinkling them on her cereal!!!

Posted by LMP, a resident of Danville
on Jan 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

Nice civility on MLK Day, Jimbo.

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Jan 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

Wake up all you fools... There's toxic chemicals in EVERYONE'S body no just pregnant woman....these people make me laugh. The worse thing about this is that we the people paid for the study.

Anyone with a half a brain knows we all are exposed toxic chemical's. Because some overpaid researcher tested pregnant woman only, we all should do something crazy to save all those unborn children from chemicals...wake up, wake up people.

Thanks for reading my comment and I'm sure my loyal followers are ready to pounce on me. Well before you jump, think real hard of what I said. We all have toxic chemicals in our body...some we breathe in and some we just put in our body's.

Think before you point fingers

Julia from Alamo

Posted by Rick Pshaw, a resident of Danville
on Jan 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

The article would lead us to believe that ONLY pregnant women have toxic chemicals in their bodies. The real question is what about the rest of us non-pregnant women and male humans? The answer to this question is that EVERYONE has toxic chemicals in their bodies! Being pregnant has nothing to do with it. This is called "slanting the facts" to grab headlines and the media should be ashamed of themselves for reporting it.

Now if you want to report that EVERYONE has toxic chemicals in their bodies, that might be newsworthy. But it probably wouldn't really be newsworthy because trace element analysis is so good these days that individual molecules can be counted. Just saying that they were "found" in pregnant women does not provide enough information. The researchers obviously started with a preconceived notion that they WOULD find toxic chemicals and by gum, they did! What a surprise! Of course they knew ahead of the study that everyone has these molecules (how many?) in their bodies. They reported only on pregnant women because that would be more dramatic.

Should we be concerned about toxic chemicals? Yes, of course. But scientific showboating is not the ethical path to take.

For what it's worth, I'll bet they could find gold, frankincense and myrrh in my body. Yours, too.

P.S. Julia's post came in just ahead of mine and I agree with her.

Posted by Darren, a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

Way to go jimbo---bash conservatives---palin---tea party (taxed enough already)----so typical of threatened koolaid drinkers---yawn.

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