Plastic, pesticides and pollution plague our health from the womb

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Plastic, pesticides and pollution plague our health from the womb

Research underscores the effects of toxins, including evidence of microplastics in the placenta of unborn babies

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Three new medical studies from distant corners of the globe have underlined the increasingly widespread and potentially harmful impact of pesticides, tiny plastic fragments and airborne chemical pollution on humanity’s health.

One of the studies, titled “Plasticenta: first evidence of microplastics in human placenta”, reports on the recent discovery of microparticles of plastic in the placental tissues linking mothers to their newborn babies.

A second study, from the US, reports a significantly increased risk of brain cancer in young children whose mothers were exposed to airborne farm pesticides during pregnancy...

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