PCB DANGERS | Very much prevalent and causing serious traumaThis report from yesterday (01.31.12) in the Environmental Health Perspectives, Above The Fold (daily news briefing) reported on a new study of a special cohort of babies in Slovakia. The results are beyond troubling.
Basic assessment: Mother's who have higher levels of PCB congeners in their blood samples, delivered babies with significant thymus gland volume at birth. Further monitoring of the babies showed a consistently higher loss of thymus volume.And the last line from the Abstract is the most concerning to the human community: with special interest to the MCS community:
But what we do know is simple: We have dumped untold millions of tons of chemicals into our planet's system without having a clue as to the eventual outcomes. One one word is left to describe such a lame action: INSANE. Sheer insanity. YOSAKIME--
Once again, it's what we don't know that is most worrying.
Read the full abstract here:
Pre- and Postnatal Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations and Longitudinal Measures of Thymus Volume in Infants