Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD is the Executive Director of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), a science-based non-profit whose mission is to reduce the production and use of chemicals that interfere with healthy hormone function.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The toxic chemicals lurking in your kitchen cupboards that can have major implications on your health—including sexual development, risk for metabolic diseases, and more.

  • The origin story of how endocrine disruption was discovered by the scientific community and what we've learned since then—in spite of special interest groups who want the public to remain ignorant of these findings.

  • Unexpected places disruptive chemicals show up and infiltrate your body—from furniture to DVDs.

  • How you can protect yourself and potentially purge some of these ever-present chemicals from your system.

  • Why the way your food is sourced and stored can have as much of an impact on your health as the food itself.

  • And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange at Twitter

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange at Facebook

Carol at LinkedIn

Bisphenols and Phthalates with Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, Green Science Policy Institute

Theo Colborn (1927-2014)

The Wingspread Consensus Statement

Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers

Hormones and the Endocrine System, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Endocrine Disruption, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

What Is BPA, and What Are the Concerns about BPA? by Brent A. Bauer, The Mayo Clinic

Phthalates Are Everywhere, and the Health Risks Are Worrying. How Bad Are They Really? by Amy Westervelt, The Guardian

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

A New Chapter in the Bisphenol a Story: Bisphenol S and Bisphenol F Are Not Safe Alternatives to This Compound by Soria Eladak et al., Fertility and Sterility

You're Absorbing BPA From Your Receipts, Study Shows by Zoe Schlanger, Newsweek

Why Fragrance-Free Products Are Best for Everyone by Paula Begoun, Paula's Choice Skincare

Fragranced Products Are Making Us Sick, Study Finds by Sarah Berry, The Sydney Morning Herald

What Is the Difference Between "Unscented" and "Fragrance-Free" Products? by Joe Schwarcz, PhD, McGill University

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), EPA

Fire-Retardant Chemicals Are Contaminating Drinking Water Across the US by Dr. Mercola

Household Chemicals May Impair Thyroid in Young Girls by Timothy S. Paul, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A and Hyperactivity in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Johanna Rochester, Ashley L. Bolden, and Carol F. Kwiatkowski, Environment International

Plastics Chemical BPA May Harm Human Fertility by Steven Reinberg, Health Day

Hypospadias Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

Bisphenol A and Metabolic Diseases: Challenges for Occupational Medicine by Lidia Caporossi and Bruno Papaleo, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides: What's the Connection? by Bret Stetka, Scientific American

How to Purge Plastic From Your Kitchen by Heath Goldman, Real Simple

Stainless Steel Metal Straws

10 Canned Goods Watchdog Groups Say You Should Stop Buying—and Healthier Alternatives by Jennifer Bowers, PhD, RD, Reader's Digest

The BPA Problem and What to Do About It by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

How to Detox from Plastics and Other Endocrine Disruptors by Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle

What Happened When I Tried Nontoxic Makeup for 90 Days by Annie Gabillet, Popsugar

Things You Should and Shouldn't Use Vinegar to Clean by Jill Nystul, One Good Thing

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Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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