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EP 929B - Are Dangerous Chemicals Lurking in Your Home?

Summary: In his book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer, Dr. Leonardo Trasande exposes the dangers of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Air Date: 2/12/19
Duration: 25:03
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP
Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, is an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health and a tenured associate professor in pediatrics, environmental medicine, and population health at New York University. Dr. Trasande has appeared on Today, CNN, NPR, CBS News, and been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, National Geographic, USA Today, and dozens of other media outlets. He lives in New York City with his family.


The Children’s Health and Environment Study
Dr. Leonardo Trasande leads the groundbreaking Children’s Health and Environment Study (CHES) at NYU Langone as a part of the National Institutes of Health’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes program (ECHO). This study examines the helpful and harmful effects of environmental exposures on children’s health and development by studying chemicals such as phthalates, bisphenols, organophosphate pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and more on fetal and postnatal growth. By partnering with women before and after birth, this data helps to identify the long-term health effects of early-life environmental exposures. The NIH established the ECHO program, a seven-year research initiative, to support researchers who are already studying the effects of environmental exposures in children over time. With the support of ECHO, CHES now follows the children of participants up to age two. Dr. Trasande and his research team in the Division of Environmental Pediatrics are leading CHES to better understand the helpful and harmful effects that environmental elements have on children’s health and development.
  • Book Title: Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to our Health and Future... And What You Can Do About It
  • Guest Twitter Account: @leotrasande
EP 929B - Are Dangerous Chemicals Lurking in Your Home?
Something dangerous may be lurking in our homes, offices, schools and even the air, and it could be hurting our health.

In his book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to our Health and Future... And What You Can Do About It, Dr. Leonardo Trasande exposes the dangers of endocrine-disrupting chemicals and how they can lead to major health issues like obesity, endometriosis, low sperm count, infertility, breast cancer, birth defects and more.

Pesticides, phthalates, BPA and flame retardants are some of the biggest culprits. They can be found in many household items, such as cosmetics, fruits and vegetables, plastic containers, aluminum cans and paper receipts.

Dr. Trasande explains how to best protect yourself and your family.

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