Marion Nestle of Food Politics and Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times both report on a presidential panel’s advice on avoiding endocrine disrupters. As Nestle reports, there is some controversy about it, but I say the more controversy the better, as long as it gets people talking about all this. Here’s a sample piece of advice from the presidential panel:
Ideally, both mothers and fathers should avoid exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
So, we should avoid most shampoos, soaps, deodorants, factory-based meat, non-organic produce, um… let’s see, what else… The very fact that our government has actually noticed this now indicates just how serious the matter has become.