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Resource ID: #22669
Subject: Health
Source: Tribune (Oakland, Calif.)
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Date: 03/13/2005; 03/14/2005; 03/15/2005; 12/11/2005

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The authors tested a typical family's blood, hair, and urine for the presence of several everyday chemical contaminants known collectively as our "body's burden." The investigation revealed the presence of flame retardants, plastics, metals, PCBs, even the chemical precursors for Teflon and Gore-Tex in each family member, with concentrations in the children often far outpacing those in their parents.

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