Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by A.B., Mar 8, 2015.
These are the relevant papers:
Neurobehavioral Deficits, Diseases and Associated Costs of Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
Estimating Burden and Disease Costs of Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
Male Reproductive Disorders, Diseases, and Costs of Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
Obesity, Diabetes and Associated Costs of Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
This will be hotly denied I am sure. This is a massively under-researched area. Whatever money we make from such products, is it worth the ongoing cost? The companies don't pay, its society that pays. Tax em for full costs is one option.
Yet to do that in a legal sense may require a degree of research beyond anything we currently have. You have to nail the research down. Look how long that took with Tobacco. That doesn't mean we should not continue. It may take time, but they may one day have to pay if they are responsible.
A better solution would be to start using alternatives or just stop using some stuff that isn't absolutely necessary. I'm sure the paint on receipts doesn't absolutely need to contain endocrine disrupters. Glass bottles over plastic bottles. With some good will and perhaps some research into alternatives I'm sure all of the problematic substances can be addressed appropriately. This may cost more upfront but will reduce medical bills and human suffering. Maybe we will even save money.
Is there any good info from a trusted source about how to avoid this stuff, as far as reasonably possible?
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