Toxic Chemical Exposure

Matthew Capowski

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This thread is used to explore and inventory the different vectors and types of harmful contaminants we are exposed to, from food to cookware to clothes to atmosphere and beyond.

Aluminum is a well known concern. For example: Aluminium and its likely contribution to Alzheimer’s disease

Flame retardant chemicals
and other chemicals in our non-organic clothing are an often overlooked vector of contamination: Fire Retardants Wash Out In Laundry

Hand blenders as a source of contamination: http://it-takes-time.com/2014/10/stick-blender-contaminating-food.html
 

Matthew Capowski

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, for example, see:

Executive Summary to EDC-2: The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: http://press.endocrine.org/doi/10.1210/er.2015-1093

From the abstract of the above mentioned paper:

The full Scientific Statement represents a comprehensive review of the literature on seven topics for which there is strong mechanistic, experimental, animal, and epidemiological evidence for endocrine disruption, namely: obesity and diabetes, female reproduction, male reproduction, hormone-sensitive cancers in females, prostate cancer, thyroid, and neurodevelopment and neuroendocrine systems. EDCs such as bisphenol A, phthalates, pesticides, persistent organic pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diethyl ethers, and dioxins were emphasized because these chemicals had the greatest depth and breadth of available information.​