I have always been self conscious about what I put into my body, but once I got pregnant, this got taken to a whole new level. Suddenly the high prices for organic food weren’t so high and drinking enough water each day really became a priority, because it’s not just about you anymore. Along with being choosy about what goes into my body, I have also become very self-conscious about what I use ON my body as well.
Nine NaturalsMarch 19, 2015
The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine acknowledged in a joint statement that many chemicals that pregnant women absorb and ingest from the environment can cross the placenta and affect the health and development of the fetus.
Toxin exposure can impact mom and baby’s health.
Scientific evidence over the past 15 years shows that pre-conception and pre-natal exposure to toxic environmental agents is associated with stillbirth, miscarriage, birth defects, hormone disruption, childhood cancers and impaired brain development in children.
Approximately 700 new chemicals are introduced into the US market every year.
Due to the deficiencies in the current regulatory structure, most chemicals have entered the marketplace without information regarding their reproductive impact or other long-term toxic effects. While the European Union has banned over 1,000 ingredients from cosmetics, the US has banned just 11.
The average woman’s daily beauty routine consists of 12 beauty products, which exposes her to 168 unique ingredients and potentially harmful chemicals .
Products that touch the skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream and impact the health of both mom and baby. Common chemicals found in everyday personal care products are associated with developmental reproductive and behavioral disorders, hormone disruption and cancer.
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