Protecting your unborn child from environmental toxins
When you are pregnant you have to be more careful than ever before about the environments you expose your body to, and what goes into your body. Your baby is using your body in order to grow and be healthy, so anything that affects you can affect your child, except a foetus doesn’t have the ability to fight off illness and disease on its own, so it is more important that you are careful with what surrounds your body. Here are some tips for avoiding a number of environmental toxins, to protect your unborn child.
- Find out which toxins can affect your baby. There are so many types of toxins in the atmosphere and the world around you that you could go mad trying to avoid them all. Do your research to find out which toxins are harmful for your baby, and then go out of your way to avoid just these.
- Look through the chemicals in your home. Things like pesticides, aerosols and paint thinners and strippers can all contain toxins which may be harmful for your baby, and you should think about locking these far away from you, or throwing them away altogether. Anything you are not sure about, it is best to get rid of to be on the safe side.
- Choose natural house cleaners. Although it may seem difficult to find all natural home cleaning products, it is actually easier than you may think. Try to avoid bleach and anything containing ammonia during your pregnancy, and use something softer instead.
- Avoid lead. Lead shouldn’t be something that you come into contact with anyway, but it is worth checking the lead content of your tap water, or avoiding tap water altogether.
When to get in touch with solicitors in Ingatestone
If you have been exposed to toxins that have harmed you or your baby, and were exposed to these because of the negligence of someone else, perhaps your employer or landlord, then you are within your rights to look into finding solicitors in Ingatestone and claiming compensation from this person in order to make some amends for what you have suffered.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about what has happened, and how this has affected yours or your baby’s health. The team will be happy to talk it through with you, so that you can make a decision as to whether you want to make a compensation claim or not.
If you do you will be passed over to our solicitors in Ingatestone, who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Ingatestone will keep you updated as your claim progresses, and will be happy to answer questions to put your mind at rest.