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Dear EarthTalk: A few years back a study found over 200 chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns, particularly African American, Asian and Hispanic babies. What are the causes of this phenomenon and what can be done about it? — Bettina Olsen, New York, NY

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Writer’s Block: I’ll Take A Rain Check

Sometimes I’m pretty sensitive. When I get yelled at or my feelings are hurt, I go through a litany of reasons about why something is probably my fault, even if it really isn’t. No one needs to make me feel like an idiot because I usually do a pretty good job of making myself feel like one.