” My name is Judith Barrow and I am an author. I have been connected with DES Action UK and USA since I heard a programme about Stilboestrol (Diethylstilbestrol in the USA) (DES) on the radio many years ago. I learned several years ago that a relative was affected by this drug.
The damage DES causes is very personal and as private person, she didn’t want anyone to know that she had been exposed to DES. So I became her front person. I did the research for her. I contacted the DES organizations on her behalf. What I found changed my life and led me to write a book. Here is my story. ”
Infant BPA Exposure from Breast Milk Now Widespread
South Korean researchers have confirmed that a majority of infants are now being exposed to Bisphenol-A – a well-known endocrine disruptor – through their breast milk. Although current exposure levels of BPA are “safe” , they suggest continuous biomonitoring of them to clarify their unclear health risk on neonates and pregnant or gestation mothers.
2013 Study Abstract
Bisphenol A (BPA) and alkylphenols (APs) are well-known endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which may threat the next generations’ health. We performed biomonitoring of these phenols in colostrums to assess risk of the phenols in breast-fed neonates. Study subjects were the lactating mothers who delivered babies within 2 weeks (N = 325; 30.67 ± 3.45 years) and their neonates (N = 326; embryonic period, 39.1 ± 1.5 weeks). BPA, nonylphenol (NP), and octylphenol (OP) in colostrums were quantified with LC/MS/MS. Information for environmental exposure sources of the phenols was obtained by questionnaires. As results, median level of BPA in colostrums was 7.8 ng/mL, while most NP or OP was not detected. Regarding health risks of phenols, levels of total NP in colostrums were elevated among sick mothers with toxemia, thyroid disorders, gastritis, and so forth than health mothers (3.51 ± 4.98 versus 2.04 ± 3.71 ng/mL, P = 0.02). Dairy products intake and detergents use were positively correlated with total BPA levels (Ps < 0.05). In conclusion, we estimate most neonates who are exposed to BPA rather than NP or OP via colostrums and recommend continuous biomonitoring of the phenols to clarify their suspected health risk on neonates and pregnant or gestation mothers.
L’association Réseau DES France organisait un pique-nique le 16 juin 2013 à Lyon
L’association Réseau DES France cherche des volontaires pour mener à bien leur enquête ” Conséquences du Distilbène pour trois Générations ” lancée en avril 2013. Parmi leurs rencontres conviviales juin 2013, l’association Réseau DES France organisait un pique-nique ce dimanche 16 juin 2013 à Lyon.
Thanks to DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy suggestion tweet, DES and the transgenerational effects of endocrine disruptors made the list of the “97 issues you care about most” . John D. Sutter, a columnist for CNN Opinion, is now asking people to VOTE on what he will cover as part of the Change the List project. Grasp this opportunity to tell CNN you want more media coverage of the DES tragedy!
Urine Bisphenol-A Level in Relation to Obesity and Overweight in School-Age Children
Eating too much and exercising too little cannot explain the steep increase in the obesity rate the last three decades…
The environmental culprit, according to a new study, may be bisphenol-a BPA, a chemical commonly found in plastic and cans.
Ex Pharma Sales Rep speaks the truth – Pharma doesn’t want to cure you
Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a very successful sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry working for health care giants including Johnson & Johnson, Syntex Labs, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Laboratories and Forest Laboratories. Now her new work is dedicated to the memory of her niece and her mission is to stop the over-medication of our children. Gwen is the author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher and travels around the United States speaking to groups. In this video: Pharma doesn’t want to cure you, Gwen talks about the Pharmaceutical industry, Pharma’s real motivations, lack to cure, heal and care for you or your best interests.
Pennsylvania Senator Lisa Boscola getting State help to research effects of DES. Sen. Boscola suspects the pregnancy drug her mother took played a role in her four miscarriages.
$250,000 in budget planned to hunt for answers.
We need to change the way miscarriage and pregnancy loss is handled outside of the medical community
” There is a fantasy surrounding pregnancy portraying it as a blissful state when women glow with health and the miracle of life. It is a time when most women feel pride in their bodies, more forgiving of their imperfections, and awestruck by their body’s capabilities. Yet, when a woman has experienced miscarriage and/or infertility, a pregnancy can be filled with fear and anxiety. ”
Animal research also has linked fetal BPA exposure to an increased risk of reproductive disorders and other health problems
A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A, to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest yet another potential harmful effect of BPA, which is widely used in many plastics, liners of food cans and dental sealants.