Toxic Chemicals are Everywhere

By Michelle Noehren for CTWorkingMoms.com

Did you know that most of the products we buy (soaps, body products, kids toys) contain harmful chemicals?

Did you know that as women & moms, we are the most impacted by exposure to toxic chemicals?

Did you know that toxic chemicals can cross the placenta and pass through to our children via breast milk?

Did you know there are over 80,000 unregulated chemicals in commerce today?

This sh*t is scary people!

Moms are the first environment for our children. We are the ones that carry a baby through pregnancy, we are the ones that breastfeed our children (if we choose to do so) and we are the ones that buy most of the products our families need. I think many of us wrongly assume that if we can buy something off a shelf it’s undergone safety testing and unfortunately it’s just not true (sorry to burst your bubble…)

Here's my daughter on a playmat I later found out has toxic chemicals in it. I threw it out immediately.

Here’s my daughter on a playmat I later found out has toxic chemicals in it. I threw it out immediately.

Did anyone catch the recent story Dateline did about this? Watch part 1 and part 2 if you didn’t. Andrea Canning, a correspondent for the show, decided to have herself and her three daughter’s bio-monitored. She was interested to see if she and her children had any chemicals in their bodies and her story focused on endocrine disrupters like BPA and phthalates. If you don’t know what an endocrine disruptor is (who can blame you?), it’s a category of chemicals that can interfere with the bodies hormonal system and cause negative developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in humans. And yes, as mentioned above, many endocrine disruptors pass through the placenta potentially impacting developing babies.

Read the rest of this post here.