|"The Inuit are among the most contaminated people on Earth. They eat marine mammals, high on food webs, that are contaminated by industrial chemicals." Environmental Health News 2/7/2014 www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
Why am I concerned about this? I care about the next generation and their ability to think in this Brave New World. New studies pinpoint the kind of damage that each kind of contaminant causes in babies. Scientists found PBC's impair visual recognition memory, methylmercury affects working memory and lead changes processing speed in the first year of life. These findings were different from effects of other neurotoxicants like alcohol and cocaine.
What should pregnant moms do? For starters, they should eliminate or reduce their consumption of contaminated high fat fish and marine mammals. It's better to take third party tested safe supplements like XYMOGEN's Prenatal Essentials, Phosphaline 4:1 and VegaPro protein or Fit Food Whey if whey tolerant. You need adequate protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals during pregnancy to meet the demands for your developing baby. We need to continue to stay informed about environmental exposures and the health impact on us and the greater environment whether we are pregnant or not.