The Endocrine Disruptors Among Us

It all started with some dogs getting cancer. That led Dr. Aly Cohen and Dr. David Perlmutter on a mission to educate and inform the public on the failures of the American government to test the more than 90,000 chemicals that we are exposed to. Only 5 of those chemicals have been banned! Chemicals are not vetted before being used in the United States. Europe does a much better job! Approximately 1000 new chemicals appear every year. Actually, only after a series of illnesses do chemicals become suspect.They are not tested in advance. Startling statistics are quoted by Dr. Perlmutter about people involved in certain sports, soccer players for instance, who are exposed to carcinogenic chemicals on the soccer fields. Many of these chemicals are endocrine disruptors and have a negative influence on our immune function, including our resistance to Covid19.

Dr. David Perlmutter interviews Dr. Aly Cohen author of a new book along with co-author Frederick S. vom Saal, PhD, which everyone should read: Non-Toxic:Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World. Dr. Cohen’s famous TEDx talk How to Protect Your Kids from Toxic Chemicals is also a must listen.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the forever chemicals that even though now banned from baby bottles, still is everywhere.  It still remains for instance as a lining in cans.  We are exposed to many “forever chemicals” and need to know where they exist.  Manufacturers only need to remove these chemicals “voluntarily”!  You can only imagine where that goes!