Resources for Food Advisories During Pregnancy
Childbirth Connection's Nutrition Awareness Resource Planning Pregnancy: Nutrition
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to nutrition while planning for your pregnancy.
Resources for General Food Safety During PregnancyCenter for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Protect Your Unborn Baby: important food safety information to help avoid miscarriage
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Unexpected Consequences:
Miscarriage and Birth Defects from Tainted Food (PDF): guidelines to minimize the risk to pregnant women and their unborn children from exposure to Listeria and T. gondii
Organization of Teratology Information Services: Listeriosis and Pregnancy (PDF): information to help you determine if your prenatal exposure to listeria will increase fetal risk
Resources for Mercury Exposure During PregnancyEnvironmental Protection Agency: Fish Advisories: brochure provides guidance to
women of childbearing age and children on selecting and eating fish to
avoid exposure to harmful effects of mercury
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency: What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: advice for women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers and young children
Natural Resources Defense Council: Mercury Contamination in Fish: a guide to protecting yourself and your family from mercury
Resources for Dioxin Exposure During PregnancyThe National Academies: Report Recommends Steps to Reduce Dietary Dioxin Exposure: a report sponsored by the U. S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Food and Drug Administration, and agencies within the U. S.
Department of Agriculture
Web Resources for Environmental Justice Activists: Dioxin Homepage: about dioxin and ways to avoid it
Most recent page update: 9/5/2012
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