Pound for pound babies ingest way more than their parents in order to grow at the incredible way they do. What this means is that blood tests will show a higher per-pound chemical level in babies, which will fall as they age. It’s not only the voracious appetites that contribute to these readings, but also the fact that babies spend a lot more time closer to the floor sucking up pollutant coated dust and putting random objects into their mouths. Objects covered in plastic particles, cleaners and deodorizers.
This means that the burden on the body’s ability to detoxify is increased and the chance of residual toxins to remain is increased
If you would like to find out about more of the concerns check out this article in the Vancouver Sun.
Something to keep in mind is that low-income households often create more of a danger to babies since the proportion of packaged food is higher and dollar store plastic toys may be a little more prevalent. The lead-based paint on the walls in older homes is also a danger as it decays. For more information check out the Canadian documentary My Toxic Baby by Min Sook Lee or the British documentary Toxic Baby by Penelope Jagessar Chaffer.
Just remember this as baby is cuddled up to you for the night absorbing your love … and everything else.