How Chemicals Change Us – NYTimes.com

An overview opinion piece, summarizing some of the known risks of hormone-mimicking chemicals and the lack of appropriate regulation. While some of the science is still being contested, concrete advice on how to reduce the risk:

But the scientists who know endocrine disruptors best overwhelmingly are already taking steps to protect their families. John Peterson Myers, chief scientist at Environmental Health Sciences and a co-author of the new analysis, said that his family had stopped buying canned food.

“We don’t microwave in plastic,” he added. “We don’t use pesticides in our house. I refuse receipts whenever I can. My default request at the A.T.M., known to my bank, is ‘no receipt.’ I never ask for a receipt from a gas station.”

How Chemicals Change Us – NYTimes.com.

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