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Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says


Saw this article in this week's New York Times. The information has application beyond children. It applies to each of us as we try to live a healthy life.

By Roni Caryn Rabin

July 23, 2018

"Eat more fruits and vegetables, don’t put plastic containers in the microwave or dishwasher and check recycling codes to reduce exposure to chemicals.

A major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging that are tied to health problems such as obesity, the group says.

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the guidelines in a statement and scientific technical report on Monday. The group joins other medical and advocacy groups that have expressed concern about the growing body of scientific evidence indicating that certain chemicals that enter foods may interfere with the body’s natural hormones in ways that may affect long-term growth and development."

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Thanks for pointing out these very important findings. If they're harmful for kids, they're harmful for the rest of us, especially cancer survivors.