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The Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a small nonprofit, took the coffee industry to court under a California law that requires warnings where chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects are present.
Parking garages have signs warning of chemical dangers that can cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
Consumption of these chemicals has been linked to birth defects in young boys as well as behavioral problems and obesity in older children and adults.
That includes low birth weight, preterm birth and a host of other birth defects.
Jamie, born with fibular hemimelia, a birth defect where part or all of the fibular bone is missing, took the news surprisingly well.
Smoking while pregnant is linked to a host of birth defects, but one in 14 women are still doing it, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.
Residents claim the waste has led to high rates of cancer, other diseases and birth defects.
They are associated with depression, domestic violence, late prenatal care, financial stressors, fetal exposure to medications, birth defects, low birth weight, and poor mental and physical childhood development.
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