…that pregnant and nursing women are especially sensitive to chemicals?

It is because during pregnancy, a woman’s immune system has to work harder to protect both the mother and the baby and anything the mother eats, drinks, or absorbs into her body while pregnant may affect her baby’s development and growth.

Did you also know that children are more sensitive than adults to chemical exposure because they are more likely to breathe dust and some vapors because they are closer to the ground; chemicals may pass to a child when breast-feeding; and during the teenage years, the body is creating new tissue, particularly in the reproductive system.