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  • A baby’s umbilical cord blood will typically have one-third the PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) concentration of its mother, but the levels increase significantly as the child is breastfed
  • A baby’s blood concentration of PFASs increases by up to 30 percent each month they’re breastfed
  • PFASs may decrease the effectiveness of vaccines; children with the highest concentrations of PFASs had levels of tetanus and diphtheria antibodies that were about half those found in children with average PFAS levels

By Dr. Mercola

The average US baby is born with 200 industrial chemicals and other pollutants in its umbilical cord blood. Among them are poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which are widely used in non-stick cookware, stain-, and water-repellant clothing, carpets, fabrics, and more.


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