A new breakthrough study conducted by Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has found that most American children and adults were carrying in their bodies dozens of pesticides and toxic compounds used in consumer products, many of them linked to potential health threats.

This was the largest and most comprehensive report of its kind ever released anywhere by anyone on the impact of enviromental toxins on the human body.

The new study presented in a 475-page report looked for 148 toxic compounds in the urine and blood of about 2,400 people age 6 and older in 2000 and 2001.

According to Dr. Jerome A. Paulson, an associate professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences stated that the report shows that people are exposed to things that aren't intended to be in their body and that is a concern.

Dangerous Toxins

The report documented showing high doses of pyrethroids, which are in virtually every household pesticide, and phthalates, which are found in nail polish and other beauty products as well as in soft plastics.

Pyrethroids are toxic to the nervous system. They are the second most common class of pesticides that result in poisoning.

At low doses, they might alter hormones.

The compounds are used in large volumes in farm and household pesticides and are sprayed by public agencies to kill mosquitoes.

Studies of animals, and in some cases people, suggest that most of the compounds can affect the brain, hormones, reproductive system or the immune system, or that they are linked to cancer.

source - Dr. Grisanti