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Dr. Leonardo Trasande is a professor at NYU, Director of the Division of Environmental Pediatrics and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Leo is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health, his research focuses on the impacts of chemicals on hormones in our bodies, and he has led the way in documenting the economic costs for policymakers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin proactively. Dr. Leo is also the author of the phenomenal book Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It — and I loved every. single. page!
I’ve always been concerned about endocrine-disrupting chemicals, but this book armed me with the knowledge I need to better protect my child (and myself) in a world full of chemicals.
You will learn about...
(1:40) What is the endocrine system?
(2:40) How many synthetic chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system are on the market?
(3:30) How to clean fire retardants out of your house and car
(9:10) Why you shouldn’t microwave plastic and what you can learn from the recycling number on the bottom of plastic items
(12:13) How estrogen-mimicking chemicals can affect you (possibly even causing cancer) + how to avoid them
(15:10) Why BPA-free isn’t as safe as you might think it might be
(16:50) What you can remove from your life to cut BPA and related chemicals out entirely
(27:15) Why ‘fragrance’ is such a deceptive word that’s hiding a lot of potential danger
(27:50) The potential dangers of essential oils
(29:30) How endocrine-disrupting chemicals are affecting children and fetuses + how you can protect them
(34:00) Eating organic
(40:46) What you can do to learn more about what chemicals are already in your body
(43:54) Dr. Leo’s ongoing research
Ceramic pan’s mentioned on the podcast are Caraway Home.
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