Scientists have researched the chemicals that can be found in the bodies of average Americans and have found that the results are alarming. ?This is a wake-up call: Americans are clearly being exposed to an array of toxic chemicals,? says John Balbus of George Washington University.

Federal health researchers found measurable levels of 27 environmental chemicals in the blood and urine of most of the 3,800 people tested in 12 different regions of the U.S. The chemicals included lead, mercury, tobacco smoke, pesticides and phthalates, which soften the plastics used in cosmetics, fragrances and soft plastic toys.
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