TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - A groundbreaking report will be released today which contains first of its kind evidence that Canadian children are born pre-polluted. The report Pre-Polluted: A report on toxic substances in the umbilical cord blood of Canadian newborns found that Canadian babies are being exposed to a slew of toxic chemicals while in the womb, some of which are linked to serious health problems such as cancer.
When: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Where: Simcoe Room, 2nd floor; Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel; 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Who: Sarah Winterton, acting executive director with Environmental Defence; Maggie MacDonald, toxics program manager with Environmental Defence; Dr. Miriam Diamond, head of Diamond Environmental Research Group at University of Toronto; and a concerned mother.
What: The launch of a new Environmental Defence report which contains first of its kind evidence that Canadian babies are born pre-polluted.
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada's most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
SOURCE: Environmental Defence
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