Toxic Chemical Exposure

Discussion in 'The Causes of Poor Health' started by Matthew Capowski, May 17, 2015.

  1. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    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
     
  2. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    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.​
     
  3. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    Canned foods linked to BPA risk in new study http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/29/health/canned-foods-bpa-risk/

    From the article:

    The researchers found that people who consumed one canned food item in the past day had about 24% higher concentrations of BPA in their urine compared with those who had not consumed canned food.​
     

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