How toxins affect pregnant women?

Pregnant women:

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has expressed serious concerns about the issue of toxins and health effects in pregnant women, which reflects the latest consensus among practicing professionals. Specifically, their website states that,

"Reproductive and health problems associated with exposure to toxic environmental agents:

  • Miscarriage and stillbirth
  • Impaired fetal growth and low birth weight
  • Preterm birth
  • Childhood cancers
  • Birth defects
  • Cognitive/intellectual impairment
  • Thyroid problems "

Here is an infographic from ACOG that gives a quick overview on this issue.

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Posted on January 28, 2014 and filed under Pregnant women.