Dr. Vincent graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2002. He is the sole proprietor of Mat-Su Integrative Medicine
Dr. Vincent is now on the board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, which was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment.
Not long ago scientists thought that the umbilical cord placenta shielded the blood – and the developing baby -from most chemicals and pollutants in the environment. But now we know that at this critical time of the babies development the umbilical cord caries not only the building blocks of life but also a steady stream of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides that cross the placenta as readily as residues from cigarettes and alcohol.
Phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are organic chemicals produced from oil and are the most commonly used plasticizers in the world. They are a family of chemical substances that have been in use for about 50 years, primarily to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) soft and flexible.
Phthalates, plasticizers, are used in water bottles, personal care products; shampoo, make up (MBP), and medical devices. Although the various kinds of phthalates in use today have some structural similarity, each one is different in the way it performs.
PCBs used in electrical insulators in refrigerators and microwaves banned in the late ’70s. At that time, there was a major dump of PCBs into the Hudson River in New York.
The PCBs were eaten by fish which were then eaten by people. The traces of the PCBs in blood can be seen in the blood of those who lived in New York at the time.
The Environmental Protection Agency which is responsible for chemical regulation doesn’t require manufactures to test for the effects of new chemicals on human health before getting approved.
The approval process can take as little as 90 days compared to the years it can take pharmaceutical companies to get approval for new drugs.
Are the chemicals running through our bloodstreams dangerous? No one seems to know~ Is that good enough?
What do you think?