Lurking in our homes, hiding in our offices and polluting the air we breathe is something sinister called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) – and we’ve turned a blind eye for far too long.
Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor, and world-renowned researcher, tells the story of how our everyday surroundings are making us sicker, fatter, and poorer. His book, fittingly enough, is called Sicker Fatter Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future…And What We Can Do About It (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
Dr. Trasande exposes the chemicals that disrupt our hormonal systems and damage our health in irreparable ways. He shows us where these chemicals hide—in our homes, our schools, at work, in our food, and countless other places we can’t control—as well as the workings of policy that protects the continued use of these chemicals in our lives.
Drawing on extensive research and expertise, he outlines dramatic studies and emerging evidence about the rapid increases in neurodevelopmental, metabolic, reproductive and immunological diseases directly related to the hundreds of thousands of chemicals that we are exposed to every day. Unfortunately, nowhere is safe.
But thanks to Dr. Trasande’s work on the topic, and his commitment to change, this book can help. Through a blend of narrative, scientific detective work, and concrete information about the connections between chemicals and disease, he shows us what we can do to protect ourselves and our families in the short term, and how we can help bring the transformation we deserve.
Sicker Fatter Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future…And What We Can Do About It is now available for purchase.
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ABOUT LEONARDO TRASANDE:
Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., is an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health and a tenured associate professor in pediatrics, environmental medicine and population health at New York University. He has appeared on Today, CNN, NPR, CBS News and been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, National Geographic, USA Today and dozens of other media outlets. He lives in New York.