Are you all with me? I know I know, it seems like such a large task to take on. But really, it isn't. It is easy, and it begins right here...by educating the public. Here are some interesting facts I learned today that might convince you otherwise:
- Did you know that little tiny embryos are exposed to air pollution in utero from the air the mother breathes during pregnancy? Blood samples were taken from the umbilical cord of recently born babies immediately following birth and it showed a 50% increase of chromosomal damage. Chromosomal damage is what leads to types of cancer, leukemia, brain damage (therefore lower IQ's), asthma...and the list goes on. Basically, we can say (and as quoted by Brian Moench, MD and President of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment) that we are what our grandparents inhaled. Furthermore, our great grand children will have damage to their systems due to the bad air we are breathing today. Not fair right? Right.
- Did you know that from the moment a baby is born, it is contaminated with over 200 chemicals in our air that are proven to cause health problems? Crazy huh? Our poor children...it's just so UNJUST!
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