Did you know that there are more than 80,000 chemicals registered for commercial use in the US, with an estimated 2,000 new ones being introduced each year? More than 30,000 pounds of chemicals are manufactured and imported for every American, nearly 15 times of the amount of food that one would eat annually. Believe it … Continue reading New method uncovers hidden chemicals in pregnant women
Month: July 2018
Pollution and gene interactions may raise birth defect risks
About 1 in 33 babies are born with a birth defect. Spina bifida, a neural tube defect, which is one of the most common birth defects, affects about 4 in 10,000 – 1,500 babies are born with spina bifida each year in the U.S. Spina bifida occurs when the neural tube does not close completely … Continue reading Pollution and gene interactions may raise birth defect risks
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