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Are First-Time Mothers Who Plan Home Birth More Likely to Receive Evidence-Based Care? Birth, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pgs 135-144, June 2010

Hidden Hazards in the Nursery.
The Washington Toxics Coalition tested nine pregnant women, from Washington, Oregon, and California, for chemicals including bisphenol A, phthalates, mercury, and “Teflon chemicals.” The first-of-its kind study tested blood and urine from pregnant women during their second trimester of pregnancy and found their bodies contaminated with chemicals found in a wide variety of consumer products.

Earliest Exposures Study
The Washington Toxics Coalition collected and tested popular baby products, including nursing pillows and car seats, for dangerous chemicals. Their research found the vast majority contain toxic flame retardants linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and other health effects.

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