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It’s Official. We Are All Contaminated

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It’s Official. We Are All Contaminated

“What I would like to see is a huge public outcry demanding clean air, clean water, clean food. For people to say, NO! Pollution is intolerable and we won’t allow it anymore.” Dr. Wally Burnstein

It’s all over the Internet by now. Research carried out by the University of California reveals that of 268 expectant mothers each of them showed levels of toxic chemicals. The study, recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded, “Certain PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, PFCs, phenols, PBDEs, phthalates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and perchlorate were detected in 99 to 100% of pregnant women.” Read the report HERE.

This research follows the Environmental Working Groups stunning announcement, over 5 years ago, that 287 toxic chemicals were found in the umbilical cord blood of pregnant women, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and PFOA, a chemical used in the production of Teflon. Not too long ago medical science believed that these same chemicals could not, for some reason, manage to cross the umbilical cord and into the fetus.

As autism levels skyrocketed, along with attention deficit disorders and child cancers, the finger rarely pointed back to the womb and to what the mother was eating, breathing or drinking. I’m not talking about alcohol, tobacco or drug abuse, I am referring to pesticides and mercury in food, fluoride in water, dioxin and cadmium in the air, and PCP’s in bottled drinking water for starters. Did we really presume that we could flood the earth with over 70,000 toxic chemicals and escape with our health intact? Who suffers the most, but the generations of children whose very DNA is affected by heavy metal contamination.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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3:04PM PDT on Mar 13, 2011

thank you for sharing your toughts with us Delia! i appreciate you doing it. it's very important that as many people as possible become aware of these facts. i definitely agree with your conclusions, we are contaminated. it's not imaginable that 50 years ago people were thinking (and some still do today) that we can throw everything and anything into the water and soil and that it wouldn't come back to us. what a naive perspective. i experimented with different foods and figured out to feel the best, phisicaly and menthaly when eating non processed or as least as possible, localy grown, seasonal foods, plenty of veggies and fruits.

10:15AM PST on Mar 3, 2011

Whoa got to be careful thanks so much for the article

7:12PM PST on Feb 27, 2011

This article is a bit frightening, but what did we think? That we could run off toxic or noxious waste into our oceans, landfills, and soil withoui it coming back to bite us. All about us is now polluted. My prayer is that it is not too late to clean up the water which will then clean the air, both of which will benefit us humans.

4:09PM PST on Feb 27, 2011

So true!

9:03AM PST on Jan 29, 2011

Thanks for the information! Great article!

3:35PM PST on Jan 28, 2011


5:06PM PST on Jan 24, 2011

the greatest polluter in our environment is prolonged stress because it generates excessive amounts of free radicals within our bodies which in turn decrease immunity, increase cancer and cardiac diseases. so it is important for good health to adress your stress issues and take antioxidants like vit C and E. like the bible says "a cheerful heart doeth good like medicine". In fact God's word (the bible) has lots of good destressing messages.

12:19PM PST on Jan 24, 2011

Hi Delia -- I applaud the idea of creating a safer home, and because there's so much misinformation out there about Teflon, I'm not surprised that you are concerned. I'm a representative of DuPont though, and hope you'll let me share some information with you and your readers so that everyone can make truly informed decisions.

Regulatory agencies, consumer groups and health associations all have taken a close look at Teflon. This article highlights what they found -- the bottom line is that you can use Teflon without worry.

I'd truly be glad to share additional information about it if you are interested, and appreciate your consideration of this comment. Cheers, Sara.

10:32PM PST on Jan 23, 2011

thanx for the article

5:53PM PST on Jan 23, 2011

A good primer on this topic is "Our Stolen Future" by Colborn, Dumanoski and Myers. ISBN 0-452-27414-1 (paperback).I recommend it.

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