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  • Medical Groups Issue Independent Warnings About Toxic Chemicals In Common Products.
  • Dr. Jane Cases

Medical Groups Issue Independent Warnings About Toxic Chemicals In Common Products.

In the New York Times (11/29, SR9, Subscription Publication) “Sunday Review” column, Nicholas Kristof wrote that “two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us,” contending that “unregulated substances...are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.” The Endocrine Society released a 150-page “scientific statement,” in which it warned that “‘mounting evidence’ also ties endocrine disrupters to infertility, prostate cancer, undescended testicles, testicular cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and neurological issues,” with the threat being “particularly great when unborn children are exposed.” Meanwhile, citing “a National Cancer Institute report finding that ‘to a disturbing extent babies are born ‘pre-polluted,’” the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) pointed out that “virtually every pregnant woman in America has at least 43 different chemical contaminants in her body.” The Endocrine Society has endorsed the FIGO statement.

  • Dr. Jane Cases