An article published on January 3, 2019 by CBS news gave a preview of a new book written by Leonardo Trasande from the New York School of Medicine, U.S., called “Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future . . . and what we can do about it.” The printed version is scheduled for release on January 8, 2019.
The book “highlights the potentially harmful effects of thousands of chemicals in our food, environment and household and personal care products that could be linked to conditions like obesity, diabetes, brain disorders and fertility problems.” It also discusses “the ultimate economic cost of diseases like obesity and diabetes” (FPF reported). Further, Trasande recommends several “safe and simple steps we can take to limit those exposures” (FPF reported).
The industry association American Chemistry Council (ACC) released a critical statement on January 3, 2018 commenting that “many substances have been shown to interact with the endocrine system without causing an adverse health effect.” Therefore, “to stay below ranges of exposure determined to be safe, consumers should read product labels closely and follow directions carefully.”
CBS News (January 3, 2019). “’Sicker, Fatter, Poorer’: The cost of hormone-disrupting chemicals.”
Chemical Watch (January 8, 2019). “America Chemistry Council challenges research in new book on EDCs.”
Endocrine News (January 2019). “Q&A: Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP.”
Chemical Watch (January 17, 2019). “Experts rally round EDC book aimed at general public.”
Mike Schade (April 12, 2019). “Are toxic chemicals making you sicker, fatter and poorer? An Interview with Dr. Leo Trasande on his new book.” Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Leonardo Trasande (2019). “Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future . . . and what we can do about it.” Amazon