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New study finds 89 percent of pregnant women had detectable levels of mercury and other toxins in their bodies

USA Today reports on a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives that found 89 percent of pregnant women had detectable levels of mercury among other toxic chemicals in their bodies.

Almost all 268 women studied had detectable levels of toxins in their blood or urine, finds the study, published in today’s Environmental Health Perspectives. Including mercury, pesticides, flame retardants, PFCs used in non-stick cookware, phthalates (in many fragrances and plastics), pollution from car exhaust, perchlorate (in rocket fuel) and PCBs, toxic industrial chemicals banned in 1979 that persist in the environment.

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