The Devastating Health Effects of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals, Part 1

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"Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" is a book about the devastating health effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Pediatrician Leo Trasande describes how hormone-disrupting chemicals get into our bodies; how they can mimic our natural hormones and what are the consequences in terms of development and disease including diabetes and obesity, brain disorders, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, and breast and prostate cancer; how we can limit our exposure; and how we can vote with our consumer dollars to push for safer food and household products. What are “gender benders”? How do non-stick compounds compromise thyroid function? What are the dangers of can liners and plastic wrappers? How do “obesogens” thwart our best efforts to diet and exercise? How do these chemicals perpetuate a cycle of poverty for the poor and minorities? Do environmental regulations need to be made more stringent? Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" is a book about the devastating health effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Pediatrician Leo Trasande describes how hormone-disrupting chemicals get into our bodies; how they can mimic our natural hormones and what are the consequences in terms of development and disease including diabetes and obesity, brain disorders, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, and breast and prostate cancer; how we can limit our exposure; and how we can vote with our consumer dollars to push for safer food and household products. What are “gender benders”? How do non-stick compounds compromise thyroid function? What are the dangers of can liners and plastic wrappers? How do “obesogens” thwart our best efforts to diet and exercise? How do these chemicals perpetuate a cycle of poverty for the poor and minorities? Do environmental regulations need to be made more stringent? Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" is a book about the devastating health effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Pediatrician Leo Trasande describes how hormone-disrupting chemicals get into our bodies; how they can mimic our natural hormones and what are the consequences in terms of development and disease including diabetes and obesity, brain disorders, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, and breast and prostate cancer; how we can limit our exposure; and how we can vote with our consumer dollars to push for safer food and household products. What are “gender benders”? How do non-stick compounds compromise thyroid function? What are the dangers of can liners and plastic wrappers? How do “obesogens” thwart our best efforts to diet and exercise? How do these chemicals perpetuate a cycle of poverty for the poor and minorities? Do environmental regulations need to be made more stringent? Click HERE for part 2.

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