Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says
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“The good news is there are safe and simple steps people can take right now to limit exposures, and they don’t have to break the bank.”

Dr. Leonardo Trasande, chief of the division of environmental pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, offered this advice to protect children from chemicals that could affect human growth and brain development:

“Avoiding canned food is a great way to reduce your bisphenol exposure in general, and avoiding packaged and processed food is a good way to avoid phthalates exposures.”

Dr. Trasande is lead author of a statement by The American Academy of Pediatrics which issued guidelines for doctors to recommend to families. Eating fresh fruits & vegetables and using glass & stainless steel containers instead of plastic were other suggestions.

what steps are you ready to take?

New York Times, 7/23/18

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