NEW study links recurring miscarriages to pesticide exposure
(NaturalHealth365) A miscarriage shatters the hopes of new life within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, leaving devastation in its wake. But here’s a startling truth: miscarriages happen far more often than we dare to imagine.
According to the March of Dimes, a staggering 10% to 20% of all pregnancies end in the loss of a baby. And here’s the painful part: a whopping 80% of these miscarriages strike during the early stages of pregnancy, before the 12th week.
But the story doesn’t end there. A study published in Scientific Reports has uncovered a chilling connection between exposure to pesticides and the tragic occurrence of pregnancy loss. Coupling this news with the fact that COVID shots can cause a miscarriage means that all young couples need to be careful.
At this point, one thing is very clear: many people are unknowingly putting our most cherished dreams at risk with the chemicals we encounter every day?
Why pesticide exposure causes recurring miscarriages
Unleashing a chilling revelation, the Scientific Reports study has exposed a powerful correlation between exposure to pesticides and the loss of a developing fetus during pregnancy. The burning question lingers: Why do these chemical intruders wreak such havoc on the miracle of life? The answer lies within the depths of the placenta, where a destructive dance of oxidative stress and cellular demise, known as apoptosis, takes place after pesticide exposure.
What’s even more perplexing is that this toxic encounter often leads to the tragedy of recurrent pregnancy loss, the anguish of losing three or more precious fetuses before reaching the 24-week mark.
But the story doesn’t end there. The study delves into the disturbing properties of pesticides and how they cunningly disrupt the body’s intricate endocrine system – a delicate messenger network of glands and hormones connected to our very circulatory lifeline. As if that weren’t enough, the authors of the study shed light on how these insidious pesticides disrupt the endocrine system to a degree that wreaks havoc on both the metabolism and immune defenses, leaving a profound impact on the developing life within.
Examples of pollutant chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system include:
- Heavy metals
- Polychlorinated biphenyl
Such chemicals cause disruption in the mother’s endocrine system. This disruption is then relayed to the developing fetus.
Spectrometry analysis exposes a haunting truth – expectant mothers’ plasma bears witness to heightened levels of ethion, dieldrin, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) following the devastating loss of multiple fetuses. The alarming concentration of these chemicals, combined with the torment of oxidative stress and the haunting echo of placental apoptosis, forms the unmistakable signature of recurrent fetal loss, a cruel fate that shakes families to their core.
Most Americans are exposed to environmental contaminants
Casting blame on mothers for exposure to pesticides is unfair simply because pesticides are nearly everywhere in the United States and most of the developed world. The sad truth is 9 in 10 people living in the United States have one or more pesticide compounds within their bodies.
It appears that consuming water and unhealthy food leads to chemical exposure and the resulting pesticide compound presence in the body. The presence of pesticides in the human body causes health problems throughout adolescence, puberty, and old age, in addition to periods of pregnancy.
Tips to minimize your exposure to pesticides
Regardless of whether you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, it is in your interest to reduce your exposure to pesticides. Minimize the number of pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables you consume. Instead of shopping at big box corporate supermarkets that typically carry pesticide-covered produce, shop at farmers’ markets or health food stores that offer organic fruits and vegetables. Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables prior to consumption to help remove unwanted residues.
If you own a pet that requires insecticide treatment, opt for a product that has the least toxicity. Use prudence when selecting a pest control insecticide for use in the home. Take precautions when storing pesticides to prevent unnecessary exposure and minimize other risks. Lean toward non-chemical solutions for pest control, such as mechanical traps or sticky traps.
Be mindful of the fact that pesticides can be dragged into the home on shoes and other footwear. Remove your sneakers, sandals, and boots before entering the home, or even store them in a designated space.
You can only do so much at the individual level. Increased government oversight of private industry is also necessary. Vote for political candidates willing to increase food and safety regulations, lobby the government to ban or reduce the use of pesticides and consider growing your own organic food in a home garden. The rewards are worth the effort.
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