Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) affect our daily lives in ways we don’t even sometimes realize. There has been so much talk in recent years about BPAs in baby bottles, sippy cups and food packaging, and I know that i ran out replaced all my plastic with glass and stainless steel. But it doesn’t stop there.
EDCs can be found in our homes, offices, and even in our general environment. This pollution messes with our hormonal systems and contributes to obesity, asthma and illness such as Type 2 Diabetes. There are political and economic influences that have encouraged the use of these chemicals and it’s important to understand that consumers have purchasing power to help promote a safer, cleaner environment.
My colleague, Sarah Cody, and I were grateful to be joined by Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor, and world-renowned researcher who helped us learn how to limit our exposure to EDCs. You can listen to our interview on our latest podcast. And if you know someone who might benefit from this information, please share it.