What you need to know about pregnancy tests and asbestos exposure

A pregnant woman could test positive for asbestos and lead if she's exposed to a potentially harmful chemical while pregnant, according to a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.The study, which looked at 1,097 pregnant women, found the chemicals are in the body during pregnancy."The results of this study show that prenatal exposure to asbestos and/or lead is a risk for...

California’s test is flawed, officials say

California officials on Friday said they will not conduct a statewide asbestos testing program for the first time in three decades because of the state's poor asbestos testing record.California's Public Health Department issued the ruling in a request for a voluntary asbestos testing system for the state, which had conducted asbestos testing for more than 100 years."There is a strong risk that...

How to get the right toxidant test for your baby

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