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Environmental Hazards Education for Childbirth Educators

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Abstract:

The purpose of this article is to educate childbirth educators about environmental hazards and provide resources. Hazardous chemicals have been found in cord blood, placenta, meconium, and breastmilk samples. These chemicals include commonly known hazards such as lead, mercury, and environmental tobacco smoke, as well as some pesticides, solvents, products containing chlorine, and other chemicals referred to as “persistent organic pollutants.” The fetus is particularly vulnerable to environmental chemicals that can disrupt the developmental process at critical times during gestation. Childbirth educators are encouraged to inform themselves in order to inform childbearing families to take preventive action and explore alternative behaviors to reduce exposure to environmental hazards.

Keywords: childbirth education; childbirth educator; environmental hazards; environmental health education; prevention

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812409X474690

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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