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A great scientist and wonderful lady, Theo Colborn, was the reason I knew what was likely wrong with the animals when I saw the first malformations on newborns in spring of 1995. Sadly she passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14. Her book, "Our Stolen Future," pretty much said it all — that a good future, if any, for newborns was being stolen from them by their fetal exposures to pesticides and other toxins. More recently, Colborn has been working on the effects fracking chemicals have on developing young.

One thing that especially struck me as important was what she said on a Frontline interview about how 20 percent of children were being seriously affected by the fetal endocrine disruption caused by pesticides and other chemicals. I never read where she mentioned mineral chelation or the consequent mineral deficiencies caused by exposure to certain chemicals, particularly Glyphosate/Roundup, 2,4-D and other herbicides.

When the chelation factor is added, I believe that a much higher percentage of newborn children are being affected. The birth defects in some wild animal young can't go much higher.

In a Frontline interview, Colborn discussed birth defects caused by endocrine disruption. Every mother should be interested in what she said. 

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Everyone owes a big thank you to Theo Colborn for what she did and will continue to do to save all life on earth!

Judy Hoy,

Stevensville

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