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Toxic chemical exposure during pregnancy linked to serious health issues by elementary school

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Chemical toxins are pervasive and can have serious health effects on children. According to a study, exposure to certain chemicals during pregnancy can lead to elevated levels of metabolic syndrome in elementary school children. This syndrome includes obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. The study found that children born to mothers exposed to these chemicals had a higher risk of being overweight or obese. Metabolic syndrome in childhood is predictive of chronic diseases in adulthood. The study highlights the need to reduce exposure to environmental toxins to protect children’s health.