Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released details of a study that found two pervasive man made chemicals in 100% of umbilical cord samples tested.
These compounds, PFOS and PFOA, are >not new to this blog. They are industrial chemicals that are used in making Teflon, used in packaging materials, and apparently are pumped into the environment and in our food in alarming amounts. These chemicals have “known to cause tumors and developmental problems in laboratory animals” according to the Johns Hopkins press release, although “more study is needed to understand health effects at these lower exposure levels.”
Ya know, you would think that more study would be needed before these compounds became so pervasive that they are found in 100% of umbilical cord samples. But, we all know it’s the natural medicine industry that is unregulated.