August 24, 2012 Huffington Post Green by @lynnepeeps
The numbers can overwhelm any parent, or parent-to-be. The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 places burden of proof on consumers not industry.
Ninety-nine percent of pregnant American woman carry multiple manmade chemicals in their bodies, sharing that concoction through the umbilical cord. More than 80,000 chemicals permitted for use in the U.S. have never been fully tested for toxicity to humans, let alone children or fetuses. And 26 years have passed since U.S. lawmakers made any significant updates to the country's regulation of toxic... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/safe-chemicals-act-flame-retardants_n_1699384.html
November 27, 2012 - Nature - Daily dose of toxics to be tracked http://www.nature.com/news/daily-dose-of-toxics-to-be-tracked-1.11901
November 27, 2012: Siberia's pesticide dumps may prove a bigger hazard than nuclear waste | Environment | Guardian Weekly http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/27/siberia-pesticides-toxic-waste-pollution