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Banned chemicals pass through umbilical cord from mother to baby, research finds

20:00 EDT 28 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Indiana University) Trace amounts of flame retardants, banned in the US for more than a decade, are still being passed through umbilical cord blood from mothers to their babies, according to new Indiana University research. The chemicals are linked to health concerns including hormone disruption and low birth weight.

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