Obesogens Create a Real Management Struggle

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  • The term obesogen is used for endocrine-disrupting chemicals that trigger permanent and sometimes transgenerational changes to fat cells
  • In animal studies, changes from obesogens that slow metabolic rate and increase fat storage may be found up to four generations later
  • The percentage of infants younger than 24 months who are obese grew significantly during the time obesogens became ubiquitous in the environment
  • Rising weight is associated with disabling and sometimes deadly health challenges, increasing health care spending 29% from 2001 to 2015
  • Obesogen chemicals are found at home and work, but you can reduce exposure using water filters, eating whole foods, ditching nonstick products and avoiding plastics and packaged foods

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Chemicals in Your Drinking Water That Could Be Wrecking Your Health

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Most tap water is far from pure, containing a vast array of disinfection byproducts, chemicals, radiation, heavy metals, and even pharmaceutical drugs

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Blood Lead Levels High in 535,000 Kids in the USA

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  • 535,000 US kids aged 1 to 5 years have blood lead levels higher than 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the “level of concern” at which health problems may occur
  • Lead may cause permanent damage to your brain and nervous system; children under 6 are most at risk for lead exposure and related health problems
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Dangers of Chlorine in Your Shower

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Can taking a shower really be dangerous? It may come as a shock, but the very method most people use to keep their bodies clean could be exposing them to unforeseen health risks.

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Top 10 Ways to Dramatically Reduce your Daily Exposure to Cancer Causing Agents

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While it’s impossible to avoid all of the toxins and cancer causing agents that surround you, there are some simple, yet effective steps you can take that will greatly decrease your exposure to toxic substances. Making these painless adjustments can lower your risk for just about every type of cancer along with a whole slew of other diseases. The key to this list is that each of the items exposes you to toxins or cancer causing agents on a daily, Continue reading