Evidence to indicate that early exposure to environmental contaminants may result in a greater risk of serious disease later on in life has been presented by
researchers in a new White Paper. Measures to prevent non-contagious illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma and cancer should therefore focus on the early stages
in life, including the time spent in the womb, they suggest.
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integrat ... (Issue 299, 27 September 2012)