Archives for the day of: January 28, 2011

From Youtube:

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich faces the press prior to a public meeting in the Palm Beach County Conference Center regarding the high cancer levels at The Acreage in Loxahatchee, Florida on Oct. 8, 2009

From The Boston Channel:

With two-thirds of Americans now overweight or obese, new research suggests there may be more to it than poor diet and not enough exercise. Hidden chemicals, called obesogens, are the building blocks of everyday household items.

Researchers say they’re wreaking havoc on our bodies by disrupting our hormonal systems, which affect fat cells and gene function.

“Certain cells that would normally differentiate into cells that would develop into, say, muscle tissue, or connective tissue, would change and develop into fat tissue or fat cells,” said Dr. Theresa Piotrowski, medical director of Lahey Clinic’s Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Center.Obesogens include now infamous bisphenol-A, or BPA, phthalates, which are synthetic chemicals found in plastics, and Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, which is found in non-stick and stain resistant products. Obesogens are also found in plastic shower curtains, canned goods and cosmetics.

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