Posted by: Mike Austin | May 23, 2012

Toxic Chemicals Affect Your Children – In Their Great Grandmother’s Womb

Michael Skinner, WSU

From Washington State University’s press office: “PULLMAN, Wash. — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University have seen an increased reaction to stress in animals whose ancestors were exposed to an environmental compound generations earlier.
 
The findings, published in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, put a new twist on the notions of nature and nurture, with broad implications for how certain behavioral tendencies might be inherited. The researchers—David Crews at Texas , Michael Skinner at Washington State and colleagues—exposed gestating female… “ READ THE REST HERE.

O.K., readers. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Stress reactions won’t ever be the only toxic effects passed along to your great grandchildren. Low-level toxicity is a pernicious, subtle problem. For starters, visit the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Website and get involved with your own voice.


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