"Pollutants' Passage From Mother To Child"

"An international team of researchers has for the first time quantified how effectively mothers pass 87 common environmental contaminants to their children. Their findings provide a way to correlate pollutant concentrations in a mother's blood to levels in her developing baby, which may help regulators pinpoint compounds that are hazardous to unborn and nursing babies."

Kellyn Betts reports for Chemical & Engineering News January 5, 2011.

Thursday, January 6, 2011