A Present for Life

Publication - 8 September, 2005
Hazardous chemicals that are used in everyday household products end up in the bodies of unborn children via the mother.This study, conducted for Greenpeace and WWFUK by TNO, analysed blood samples donated by a number of women and confirmed that hazardous chemicals are unwittingly passed from mother to child. Previous studies had already reported the presence of hazardous chemicals in human blood and tissues and the ability of some chemicals to pass the placenta. This study further confirms that known or suspected hazardous chemicals from eight chemical groups are commonly present in umbilical cord blood.

Our children inherit the toxic burden of our planet.

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Executive summary: For the full scientific testing results on which the report is based download the laboratory testing results.

Num. pages: 59