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Inner Pollution

In Here & Now on February 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm


If you are pregnant and interested in protecting children from toxic chemicals, you may be eligible to participate in a new study of the effects of environmental contaminants on the unborn. This statewide study sponsored by the Washington Toxics Coalition will examine pregnant women for the presence in their bodies of toxic chemicals found in consumer products, including electronics, cosmetics and furniture. Chemicals end up in our bodies when we inhale them, ingest them through contaminated food, dust or water, or absorb them through our skin. Some of these chemicals can build up in our bodies, and a woman who is pregnant may pass them on to her developing fetus through the placenta.

The Washington Toxics Coalition will choose only one lucky lady from Spokane to participate. Will it be you? If you are 18 years or older, are pregnant with your first child, are between 12 and 28 weeks gestation and have no known thyroid disorders, contact WTC at 206.877.2441 or email

  1. if you are pregnant again and you take birth control pills will it hurt the baby or will it have any effects on the baby?

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