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WFYI'S SOUND MEDICINE

 

PLASTICS, HORMONES AND YOUR HEALTH:  A TWO-PART PIECE ON HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS FOR WFYI'S PROGRAM SOUND MEDICINE.   

 

PART 1 IN THE DEBATE ON PLASTICS SAFETY, POLICY LAGS BEHIND SCIENCE

Listen HERE to learn why many endocrinologists might think twice about putting plastics in the microwave...

 

“The evidence is so strong within the scientific literature that very low doses of these chemicals affect a wide variety of disease and developmental processes, and there isn’t much evidence otherwise. We’re able to reproduce each others’ studies and collectively the burden of proof has been met for us. With 95 percent confidence we believe this is real.”  - Deborah Kurrasch, endocrinologist

 

PART 2 7 THINGS HORMONE RESEARCHERS WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT PLASTIC SAFETY

Listen HERE to learn tips from researchers studying hormones and plastics on how you can minimize your own exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals that leach from plastic food packaging into our food/drinks.  

(Tips include not heating plastic whether by microwave, dishwasher or prolonged sun exposure.) 

 

Note: Sound Medicine was a long-running weekly radio program on health and medical issues that aired in several cities and states across the country.  The show ended a 14-year run on WFYI in 2015.