How birth defects, cancer, kidney disease, liver problems and other health issues, are being linked to PFAS, also present in water.
By Marica Micallef
Various studies are not only confirming the infertility issues that humanity is facing, but many are also pointing to harmful chemicals as the cause of these issues.
According to an article in The Guardian, “toxic PFAS chemicals were detected in every umbilical cord blood sample across 40 studies conducted over five years” as published by a new review of scientific literature from around the world.
“PFAS, or per – and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which started being used back in the 1930s, are a class of about 12,000 chemicals commonly used to make products resist water, stains and heat. They are called “forever chemicals” because they do not naturally break down and accumulate in human bodies and the environment.” They are found in many products like food packaging, household cleaners, and non-stick cookware. Today, more than 3,000 synthetic chemicals, with wide-ranging applications, such as grease-resistant bags, carpets that resist stains, and pipes and wires that resist corrosion, are classified as PFAS.
Nearly 30,000 samples were examined across the studies, and numerous findings connected fetal PFAS exposure to health issues in developing fetuses, young children, and adults. Uloma Uche, an environmental health science fellow with the Environmental Working Group who examined the data from the peer-reviewed studies, described the findings as “disturbing.”
She stated: ““Even before you’ve come into the world, you’re already exposed to PFAS.”
PFAS, known as “forever chemicals” do not naturally break down, and accumulate in human bodies and the environment. Thus, they can be detected in human blood, and they are linked to “birth defects, cancer, kidney disease, liver problems and other health issues, and the EPA recently found effectively no level of exposure to some kinds of PFAS in water is safe.”
Multiple channels expose people to the pervasive chemicals. PFAS have been discovered in alarmingly high concentrations in meat, fish, dairy, crops, and processed foods, and it is estimated that they are contaminating the drinking water of over 200 million people in the US. They can also be found in a variety of common consumer goods, including some dental floss, non-stick cookware, food packaging, waterproof clothing, and stain-repellents.
As they separate from products and circulate through the air, PFAS in products can be inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin.
Pregnant women are also at risk due to the fact that these substances are their first exposure to PFAS before they are transferred through the umbilical cord to the developing fetus.
The presence of these substances poses a risk to expectant mothers because they act as PFAS’ initial point of contact before they are transferred from the uterus to the growing foetus through the umbilical cord, according to Uche.
Because the cord serves as a lifeline for both mother and child, scientists have focused on umbilical cord blood. Because foetuses are more vulnerable to these exposures because their developing bodies do not have the mechanisms to deal with the chemicals
The studies connected foetal exposure to higher total cholesterol and triglycerides in infants, as well as changes in bile acids, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular issues later in life.
Studies have also linked colonic microbial cells and thyroid gland disruptions to exposure to cord blood.
PFAS can linger in the body for years or even decades, and some studies link foetal exposure to effects on cognitive function, reproductive function, changes in weight, eczema, and altered glucose balance throughout childhood and adulthood.
EWG said the best protection is for women to avoid using products that contain PFAS and use reverse osmosis of granulated activated carbon filters that can filter the chemicals, if they are in a mother’s drinking water.
We are being poisoned from all angles, even before we are born, only to continue to be poisoned once we are born with experimental vaccines. “Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products” – William Ralph Inge.
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