In case you missed it, Toxic America debuted June 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN, The show was a special two-night investigative report with Sanjay Gupta M.D. that took an in-depth look at how toxins affect us all. The first night focused on the specific story of Mossville, Louisiana residents who have been struggling for decades to get government help for problems they say are related to toxic chemical plants. After a year-long study, Dr. Gupta went on location to investigate and try to get answers.
The second night looked at expectant mamas and the unseen toxins passed on to their children.
According to CNN…
- When babies are exposed to car and truck exhaust in the womb it can result in a lower IQ at age five.
- Babies enter the world with more than 200 dangerous chemicals in their blood, including flame retardants, dioxins, substances in non-stick coatings like Teflon and hormone-like compounds found in plastic.
- Of course, in news we’ve heard before, out of the 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States, the EPA has only tested about 200 and banned just five. It is up to you to protect yourself and your children.
Plus Toxic America looked at the latest science about how to minimize the risks of harmful chemicals found in the air, your home and in common household products, thus helping you to protect your own body and your kids as well.
IF you missed it, you can catch up on all the features at CNN.