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Infertility Treatment Can Make You Sick

FINALLY, someone is talking about this. Those hormones and chemicals pumped into women seeking pregnancy: not so good.

The powerful new statement affirms that toxic chemicals in the environment are harming our reproductive health. They are harming our fetuses and babies, and they are harming our health as women, men, mothers and fathers.
These prestigious organizations write: "Reducing exposure to toxic environmental agents is a critical area of intervention for obstetricians, gynecologists, and other reproductive health care professionals."
Not just concern: intervention. They should roll up their sleeves and do all they can to reduce harmful exposures: "Patient exposure to toxic environmental chemicals and other stressors is ubiquitous, and preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic environmental agents can have a profound and lasting effect on reproductive health across the life course."
Profound and lasting.

And it's not just the moms: this stuff is bad for babies, too:  Prenatal exposure to certain chemicals has been documented to increase the risk of cancer in childhood.

It is good to remember than an INDUSTRY that makes MONEY is built on this. They often do not have your best interest at heart.

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I saw you
today
as you guided
your little man across that busy street.

You were wearing some
big man boots
and
watching cars and lights.

Your little man had on
black sneakers and
a Mickey Mouse hat
that bounced
as he walked.

He wasn't watching nothing but
your big man boots
and
the white stripes of the crosswalk.

Just before
he got to the sidewalk again,
his step bounced a bit
- he hopped over
a spot where the asphalt broke.

You turned to look,
holding out a hand to
your little man.
Not rushed or angry,
just making sure
he got up
on that sidewalk.

Then you walked on,
in your big man boots,
face into a cold Michigan wind,
with the little man behind,
his hat bouncing.