"Toxic Chemicals Found in Newborns: Report"

"Detectable levels of a large number of environmental chemicals have been found in the cord blood of some newborns, raising concerns that Canadian children already carry toxins in their bodies at birth, a report says."

"The report by Environmental Defence released Wednesday suggests babies are exposed to chemicals in the womb because pollutants are so pervasive both in the environment and in widely used consumer products.

'This is evidence that our babies – who are extremely vulnerable – are being burdened with a toxic chemical load before they are born,' said Maggie MacDonald, the organization’s toxics program manager."

Sheryl Ubelacker reports for the Canadian Press June 26 2013.

Source: Canadian Press, 06/27/2013