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May 26, 2004 - Blood, Poisons and You

There are so many toxic chemicals in a human mother's milk that, if packaged, the Food and Drug Administration would prohibit its sale.

Many U.S. residents carry toxic pesticides in their bodies above government assessed "acceptable" levels, according to a report released today by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA).

"Chemical Trespass: Pesticides in Our Bodies and Corporate Accountability," makes public for the first time an analysis of pesticide-related data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a study of levels of chemicals in 9,282 people nationwide.

The report reveals that government and industry have failed to safeguard public health from pesticide exposures.

Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environment News Network (www.enn.com), as we explore the toxins within.

This Week's Guests:
  • Kristin Schafer — Persistent Pesticides Program Coordinator, Pesticide Action Network North America
  • Maria Pellerano — Associate Director, Environmental Research Foundation
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