The New Home Economics

Human hormones + chemicals = bad

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Part of me is saying “duh.”  But part of me is glad that we have mounting scientific evidence that I can cite when people accuse me of being paranoid.

According to an article in today’s Strib, chemicals in literally every single product most of us eat or put on or near our body are endocrine disruptors — they mess with our hormones.   Quote:

“Endocrine disruptors have been blamed for playing a role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, cancer, diabetes, earlier puberty, immune problems, obesity and infertility.”

Once again, the FDA and the EPA in the last 30 years have served only to protect industry, not consumers.  So once again it’s on our backs to figure out what’s safe and what’s not.  This has the potential to turn on my “anti-tax” gene: why am I funding agencies that are protecting corporations at the expense of my health?  It’s completely ridiculous.  Now that Obama’s in office I have more hope than I had before, but we’re talking about 30 years.  That includes a couple of Democrats who did nothing to change or stop it.

Japan banned BPA 10 years ago.  TEN years.  America still hasn’t banned it outright, although several states have now stepped up (including Minnesota).

Here’s a link to the article.

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