Babies, who represent what is most innocent and pure about humanity, are being exposed to high levels of chemicals while still in the womb. Sadly, this chemical exposure leads to babies being born toxic with greatly heightened potential to develop chronic diseases much earlier in life.
The findings were revealed by an Environmental Working Group (EWG) study of the umbilical cord blood of 10 newborn babies in the United States. The umbilical cord is a good measure of contaminants because it pulses the equivalent of at least 300 quarts of blood each day back and forth between the placenta and the child.
While it was once thought that the placenta acted as a shield, protecting the baby from most chemicals and environmental pollutants, EWG found this is not the case. Researchers wrote in Body Burden – The Pollution in Newborns executive summary:
“Not long ago scientists thought that the placenta shielded cord blood — and the developing baby — from most chemicals and pollutants in the environment.