Negative health impacts of synthetic chemicals in U.S. produce

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-30 Wed 13:10
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A recent study found that the negative health impacts of synthetic chemicals in U.S. produce doubled in the last five years, as reported by @CNN. Learn more about this pressing global crisis: cnn.it/2XTyWqS.

The proof is piling up: Many synthetic chemicals can harm your health and that of your children.

Evidence has doubled in the last five years about the negative impact on our health of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides, flame retardants and other merchandise, according to a new review of recent literature.
"It's a global problem. These are chemicals used in consumer products all across the world," said senior author Dr. Leonardo Trasande, chief of environmental pediatrics at NYU Langone.
The new review, published Tuesday in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal, lists recent studies that have linked endocrine-disrupting chemicals with weight gain in women and polycystic ovary syndrome, a significant cause of infertility. These chemicals have also played a role in semen damage and prostate cancer in men, along with a host of other health concerns.

 

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