Quoted from The Hundred-Year Lie:
When we don’t like the evidence of what is happening to us, we redefine what is normal. So now it is considered normal and not a cause for concern that we carry around inside of us hundreds of potentially toxic synthetic chemicals that have never been inside of human beings before the twentieth century?
As a challenge to the chemical industry, a study was done by an organization called Environmental Working Group that used two testing laboratories to measure chemical toxins in the umbilical-cord blood of ten randomly chosen babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals. An average of two hundred synthetic chemicals were detected, which means these ten babies were exposed to an onslaught of toxins from their mothers during a critical developmental phase before birth. Synthetics in their blood included eight perfluorochemicals used as stain and oil repellants in fast food packaging, dozens of flame retardants and pesticides, and the Teflon chemical PFOA. Nearly all of the toxins have been linked to cancer, brain and nervous system disorders, birth defects, or developmental problems. Should we consider that body burden being carried by fetuses as normal?
Randall Fitzgerald, The Hundred-Year Lie, pg. 20-21