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Are These Perilous Chemicals in Your Food?

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  • A group of over 60,000 pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics in the U.S. is asking parents to limit children’s exposure to chemicals found leaching into food or food additives, warning they damage health
  • Chemicals of concern include bisphenols, phthalates, perfluoroalkyl chemicals, nitrates and nitrites, which affect hormonal regulation, weight gain, fertility and immunity
  • Children bear a greater chemical burden as their metabolic system is developing and pound-for-pound eat more than adults; the Endocrine Society also calls for better regulation of chemicals and testing for effects on human hormones
  • You may reduce your exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals by using glass containers, purchasing organic, grass fed meat and dairy, using natural cleaning products and organic cosmetics, and replacing nonstick pans with ceramic or glass cookware

By Dr. Mercola

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a group of over 65,000 pediatricians in the U.S., are asking parents to limit their children's exposure to dangerous plastic chemicals known to leach into food from packaging, as well as chemical food additives, warning the chemicals may damage their children's health for years to come. Some of those chemicals include phthalates, nitrates and bisphenols.


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