Thursday, October 24, 2013

Toxic Chemical Pose a Pregnancy Risk

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a warning this fall that practically all women of child-bearing age are exposed to a minimum of 43 chemicals with potential toxicity. The warning suggested that doctors taking care of pregnant women should ask about exposure and offer suggestions to be careful. Eating fish and drinking from plastic bottles are two activities that should be limited, mercury and PCB’s from the fish and BPA from plastic containers. They should also have discussed milk thistle as a general detoxifier and EDTA or DMPS for heavy metals. These treatments should be prescribed only for documented toxins, and they should be taken before conception, not during pregnancy. See doctors who are familiar with toxicity, such as members of International College of Integrative Medicine, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and American College for the Advancement in Medicine. Celebration of Health Association website

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