More Fetal Safety Issues 1Fetal Safety and Household Chemicals: According to the article: Household chemicals causing "silent pandemic" found at www.canada.com:
In nine months, the fetal brain grows into ''a complex organ consisting of billions of precisely located, highly interconnected and specialized cells,'' the report says.
The growth occurs within ''a tightly controlled time frame, in which each developmental stage has to be reached on schedule and in the correct sequence.''
This creates ''windows of unique susceptibility to toxic interference'' that can have permanent consequences, say Grandjean and co-author Philip J. Landrigan, a professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.Click here to read the full article at www.canada.com Sheryl's comment: The scary part of industrial chemicals is that you cannot see them, smell them or taste them, yet they can adversely effect fetal development and permanently alter your child. These chemicals are in your home, your air, your water, your food and your toiletries. There is simply no escaping them for they are in the atmosphere. You can only do the best you can. Detox your home prior to conception if possible. Be aware of potential dangers such as carpeting and by all means never install carpeting if ttc, pregnant, nursing or if you have crawler/toddler in the house. Use air and water filters and eat as organic as possible. Do not have metal fillings put in or taken out if a fetus or baby in any way receives nutrition directly from your body. (Ideally have them removed at least three months prior to conceiving). If you have metal fillings never chew gum while pregnant, minimize hot beverages and try to chew as little as possible (ie: forgo a bag of potato chips). Do not eat microwaved food and if you would rather not err on the side of caution, then never microwave in plastic containers or with plastic wrap unless you want a nice girly little boy. Please use organic bath and beauty products. This is very important because beauty products are not regulated. An even better solution is to get some recipes and make your own bath and beauty products with food grade ingredients from your own kitchen. It is especially important during pregnancy to remember to not put anything on your skin that you are not willing to eat. Are these scare tactics? No. I have no reason to scare you. We are talking about chemicals with unknown properties that can have permanent effects on your unborn child. Is your convenience really worth your child's IQ? Or risking autism? You make the choice.