Families that are planning or expecting a new baby assume that as long
as they are in good health, they can expect a fine, healthy baby. Unfortunately,
our research shows that hidden toxic exposures can threaten this otherwise
Substances in the air, water and food expectant parents
encounter can jeopardize the success of their pregnancy, long before
it actually begins. Here at CETOS we are concerned with toxic substances
like dioxins, PCBs and mercury that can build up in the body and later
harm a developing fetus.
To offset these risks, we are devising a set
of guidelines to assist families planning pregnancy to minimize their
exposure to potentially harmful substances, while offering valuable
information about how to offset fetal risks by increasing intake of
folic acid and other beneficial nutritional supplements.
CETOS has previously worked with the March of Dimes to develop
its Risk Profiling System. Now it is making this information freely
available, with the permission of the March of Dimes, on its website.
We hope this material proves useful and instructive!
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