The effects of sodium and calcium intake on blood lead levels in pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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In case you missed the last video, The Rise in Blood Lead Levels at Pregnancy and Menopause ( offers some background.

The milk-making-things-worse video I mention is How to Lower Lead Levels with Diet: Breakfast, Whole Grains, Milk, Tofu? (

Note: whole food sources of calcium may be preferable, as I document in my video Are Calcium Supplements Safe? (

More on pregnancy detox in:
• Lead Contamination in Tea (
• Flame Retardant Pollutants and Child Development (
• How Long to Detox From Fish Before Pregnancy? (
• Meat Fumes: Dietary Secondhand Smoke (
• The Effect of Animal Protein on Stress Hormones, Testosterone, and Pregnancy (

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