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Human reproduction, health broadly damaged by toxic chemicals: report

When an international group of pro medicos tells us our ability to reproduce is being affected by toxins, it’s probably worth taking notice.


A new report by a group of international medicos published this week says just that. Who? The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), that’s who!

They are talking about exposure to toxic chemicals in food, water and air being linked to millions of deaths, and costing billions of dollars every year.

Among the poor health outcomes linked to pesticides, air pollutants, plastics and other chemicals, according to the report, are miscarriage and stillbirths, an increase in cancer, attention problems and hyperactivity.

“Exposure to toxic environmental chemicals during pregnancy and breastfeeding is ubiquitous and is a threat to healthy human reproduction,”

can we believe this report? We see so many. Well, the report was written by a team of physicians and scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, including from the World Health Organization. It was published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics ahead of a global conference on women’s health issues next week in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“We are drowning our world in untested and unsafe chemicals and the price we are paying in terms of our reproductive health is of serious concern,”
~Gian Carlo Di Renzo, a physician and lead author of the FIGO opinion.

So is it getting better? Nope. We just move the dirty industries into thirdworld countries where the enviro controls are lax.
Our new international trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TPP),  lacks much-needed protections against toxic chemicals. It doesn’t make it better.

The report also cited several examples of the range of the problem.

  • Seven million people worldwide die each year because of exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution.
  • Healthcare and other costs from exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in Europe are estimated at a minimum of 157 billion euros a year.
  • The cost of childhood diseases related to environmental toxins and pollutants in air, food, water, soil and in homes and neighborhoods in the United States was calculated at $76.6 billion in 2008.

    OK. More nasty news… But if we aren’t personally healthy how can we take action to change the world? It may seem selfish to clean up your own life by removing chem-laden ‘frankenfoods, toxic cleaning products, excess detergents, and.. gosh, I could write a book on it, couldn’t I? But it does seem to me that I am not selfish if I ‘take care of business’ personally and then give service to the world by example and by action.

    My Quick Home list.

    Clean up your food.

  • Clean up your water.
  • Clean up your personal products.
  • Clean up your home cleaner products.
  • Reduce your detergent use.
  • Properly dispose of old pharma.
  • Weed instead of spray.
  • Invest in clean technology!

    Then talk about it.

 

 

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