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E-M:/ Devra Davis Newsweek Tip Sheet



 
Well worth the time and the read e-michers.........
Great piece in Newsweek Tip Sheet  by Devra Davis PhD, MPH. Devra won the National Book Award bronze medal for her "When Smoke ran like water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution" (2002).  
 
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Feb. 15, 2007 - We know that children are not simply little adults. With their quick heartbeats, fast-growing organs and enviable metabolism, the young absorb proportionally more pollutants than those who are older. Exposures to minute amounts of hormones, environmental tobacco smoke or pollutants early in the life of an animal or human embryo can deform reproductive tracts, lower birth weight and increase the chance of developing cancer............