Ep.45 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Their Lasting Impact
You can quickly reduce your pesticide levels in kids simply by eating organic, by changing your diet. And ultimately, the benefits pay off, as we talked about, in the impact on the ability of a kid to do well in school and contribute to broader society.
In this fascinating episode, we are joined by Dr. Leonardo Trasande to discuss the role toxic chemicals play in our health and economy. Dr. Trasande is the Director of the Division of Environmental Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine and the author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer. Throughout this conversation, he breaks down what endocrine disrupting chemicals are, where they can be found, and how they impact everything from our brain development, metabolic function, and more. Dr. Trasande also explains how our failure to enact safer, stricter policies is not only costing us incredible amounts of money, but significantly increasing our disease and disability rates in the US. Ultimately, this conversation will encourage you to re-examine the products you’re using on a daily basis and empower you to make small, healthier changes (like eating organic) that can support the well-being of you and your household.